Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe made history in the capital club’s 4-2 victory over FC Nantes on Saturday at the Parc des Princes.
The 24-year-old recorded his 201st goal to become PSG’s all-time leading scorer, passing Edison Cavani. Additionally, one detail of the historic goal is that Mbappe wore the captain’s armband as Marquinhos was substituted off the pitch.
Mbappe spoke with Canal Plus, where the French media outlet asked the PSG star about reaching the milestone while captaining the team in the final stages of the contest.
“If someone had told me that I was going to score a goal with the captain’s armband to break the record, I wouldn’t have believed it too much,” Mbappe said postgame (h/t Canal Supporters).
“I play to write history and I have always said that I wanted to write history in France, in the capital, in my country, in my city. I am doing it. That’s wonderful. But there is still a long way to go. It’s a personal accomplishment and I also came for collective accomplishments.”
The city of Paris has a special place in Mbappe’s heart, which is why the forward opted to extend his contract with PSG over leaving last year as a free agent when Real Madrid was courting him to join the Spanish side.
Mbappe’s focus now shifts to the UEFA Champions League as he attempts to put the French giants on his back to help dig themselves out of their 1-0 hole and push them into the quarterfinals.