Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain forward, has said that was frustrated with he performed as a central striker despite the fact that he set up his side’s last-ditch winner at Dijon on Saturday.
Mbappe missed two fantastic chances and said that he felt that playing in a position that he is not used to held him back. He has taken over the position due to the absence of Edinson Cavani.
Speaking to reporters about the match he said, “I tried to get my goals, but I missed many chances. It was not an ideal match and it was not easy because I have not played in this position for a long time. Usually, Edinson plays in this position and he has had it throughout the year. He wasn’t here this time, and sometimes I will have to play in this position.”
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) October 17, 2017
However, Mbappe will be back in his usual position on the right this evening for the team’s Champions League match at Anderlecht and he said that he is well suited to it.
Mbappe set up the late winner for defender Thomas Meunier. Meunier scored his second of the game just a few minutes after it seemed Benjamin Jeannot had secured Dijon a draw and a point with a fantastic 30-yard volley.
Mbappe said that it was “a crazy end to the game,” and added “Dijon got the goal of the year, but then it was us who score in the last seconds.”
He said that his team won’t always be able to put on a show and said that while the international breaks are “trying”, the players are “happy to go and serve our countries. It is part of the job”.
He added, “It is up to us to adapt and give the best of ourselves, but playing at your peak in this situation is unusual.”