Kylian Mbappe made Paris Saint-Germain history in the capital club’s 4-2 victory over FC Nantes on Saturday at the Parc des Princes.
The 24-year-old scored late in the contest for his 201st goal with PSG, putting him ahead of Edison Cavani as the capital club’s all-time leading goal scorer. After the match, the French giants had a ceremony to celebrate Mbappe’s achievement.
“I didn’t put any pressure on myself,” Mbappe told Canal Plus (h/t Canal Supporters). “I knew I was going to beat him. I played the match normally; I didn’t want to force it. But in the last five minutes, when there is a little more space, three against three, two against two. You tell yourself that there is room. And then, in the end, at the last minute, the goal comes. And it’s beautiful.”
Mbappe also touched on setting the new record at home and how special it is to him to reach this accomplishment in front of the supporters at the Parc des Princes.
“Playing [at the Parc des Princes] is a privilege,” Mbappe continued. “I had the chance to enjoy every moment. I progressed as a player, I changed a lot. I arrived [when] I was a young player, maybe talented and all you want, but I was a young player. As a man, too, I learned a lot here. Playing at Paris Saint-Germain, even more so for me, a Parisian by birth, it’s something special.”
The 24-year-old can now put this record behind him and focus on the next task at hand, which will be helping PSG overcome their current 1-0 hole heading into the second leg against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
Mbappe might be the player that can allow the French giants to move past the Bundesliga side and into the quarterfinals.