Paris Saint-Germain is heading into the FIFA break on a winning note. The capital club secured a 3-0 win over Stade de Reims on Sunday at Stade Auguste Delaune thanks to a hat-trick from Kylian Mbappé.
The Frenchman got started early with his goal-scoring. Ousmane Dembélé put a superb cross into the box, leading Mbappé to score off a volley. The first goal was probably the highlight reel of the three strikes that found the back of the net.
Even with the 24-year-old’s performance, manager Luis Enrique had constructive criticism. The Spanish tactician likely expects more from the winger, who isn’t only scoring goals.
“I’m not really happy with Kylian Mbappé today,” Enrique told reporters postgame. “On the goals, I have nothing to say. But he can help the team more, in a different way. I’ll talk to him about it first. I’ll never tell you what it is because it’s private. Kylian is one of the best in the world, but we need more. We want him to do more things.”
Luis Enrique: “I’m not really happy with Kylian Mbappé today. On the goals, I have nothing to say. But he can help the team more, in a different way. I’ll talk to him about it first, I’ll never tell you what it is, because it's private. Kylian is one of the best in the world but… pic.twitter.com/yxrnbqzQum
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) November 11, 2023
Enrique likely knows that he needs the best form from Mbappé once club football resumes after the FIFA international break. PSG will face Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund; a win over both these teams will clinch the Parisian’s spot in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.