Paris Saint-Germain youngster Senny Mayulu scored his first goal with the first team in the 4-1 win in the Coupe de France Round of 32 against third-division side US Orléans.
Kylian Mbappé passed to Mayulu, who came off the bench as a substitute in the second half and skillfully chipped the ball over the goalkeeper, securing a 4-1 result.
As one of PSG’s most promising talents in the youth academy, this goal will undoubtedly boost the 17-year-old’s confidence. Mayulu spoke postgame with PSG TV, and the contest against Orléans is one that he’ll likely remember for the rest of his life, considering the goal.
“I am very happy to have entered this match,” Mayulu said (h/t Canal Supporters). “I am thrilled and very proud. The year is starting quite well. I hope it will continue like this, and I will do everything to work and continue to make some entries like that.”
On his part, manager Luis Enrique did not hesitate to highlight the player’s potential, with whom the Parisian leaders are in discussions to sign a professional contract.
“We know Mayulu’s qualities; he can play with both feet, on one side or in the center,” Enrique said. “We are not just a team that makes transfers, but we can also rely on the youth from the academy. There is Warren (Zaïre-Emery), Senny (Mayulu), Ethan (Mbappé), (Yoram) Zague, and many others.”
If PSG goes deep in the UEFA Champions League and Coupe de France, they’ll need to rely on young players for depth, and it seems Senny Mayulu is ready to answer the call.