Kylian Mbappe led the way for Paris Saint-Germain in its 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Angers with a two-goal performance, which left manager Christophe Galtier in sheer awe.
Mbappe opened up the scoring in the opening half of the match with a goal off of an assist from Juan Bernat. He notched a double later in the first half thanks to an assist from Lionel Messi.
Mbappe has recorded 26 goal contributions in 28 matches played in Ligue 1 this season, with 22 goals and four assists.
Galtier has continued to be left amazed with not only Mbappe’s sheer desire to score goals on a regular basis but also his will to do whatever it takes to win.
“Kylian is a great competitor,” Galtier said during his post-match press conference. “When he scores, he does it above all for the team and so that it can win. He has this personality and this obsession to want to break records, to always be the first.”
Mbappe currently leads Ligue 1 in goals with 22. In the big picture, Galtier knows very well that the French forward wants to finish as the top goal-scorer in Ligue 1 for the fifth straight season.
“Without exchanging with him, I know that there is this title that we want to go for, and also the one of the best scorer of Ligue 1,” Galtier said.
“He is made like that. He is a competitor for the team and on a personal level. He was born to score goals, quite simply. And when he doesn’t score, he’s very grouchy.”
With PSG’s win over Angers, the reigning Ligue 1 champions now hold an 11-point lead over second-place side Olympique de Marseille atop the league table. Marseille will look to cut PSG’s Ligue 1 lead back down to eight points when it meets Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday.