Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier, like many at the Parc des Princes, witnessed a historic night courtesy of Kylian Mbappe.
The 24-year-old scored the fourth goal in PSG’s 4-2 victory over FC Nantes on Saturday. However, more importantly, the strike put Mbappe at 201 career goals with the French giants, making him the club’s all-time leading scorer.
In his postgame remarks with Canal Plus (h/t Paris Fans), Galtier didn’t hesitate to say that he sees the French forward as the best player at his position.
“He’s the best striker in the world; we quickly saw that he wanted to get him,” Galtier told the French media outlet. “He was obsessed with at least scoring that goal. He writes a great page in the history of the club and he writes a great page in French football and a great page in world football. He is, in my eyes, the greatest striker in the world. We are happy to have him in Paris and happy that he is in the championship.”
While Mbappe recognizes the accomplishment and what it means to him and the capital club, he did note that his focus is now on Bayern Munich. PSG currently finds itself in a 1-0 aggregate hole heading into the second leg against the Bundesliga side on Wednesday at Allianz Arena.
Nonetheless, with Mbappe and Lionel Messi clicking offensively in these last few games, some believe the Ligue 1 giants can turn around their situation and advance to the quarterfinals.