Mbappe Fires Dig At PSG?

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe

It seems French superstar Kylian Mbappe has taken a dig at Paris Saint-Germain's tactics, saying he "loves the freedom" he gets with his national team as opposed to at club level.

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On Thursday night, Mbappe opened the scoring for the reigning world champions as France defeated Austria 2-0 in their UEFA Nations League clash, their first win in the tournament in this campaign.

AC Milan forward Olivier Giroud netted the second of the match, with the striker and Mbappe linking up on several occasions to unlock the Austrian defence.

Giroud and the PSG attacker seemed to have a telepathic understanding on the pitch at the Stade de France, and after the game concluded, Mbappe claimed that playing with his club is different because he does not have the same freedom to express himself. 

"I play differently. I am asked other things here [with France] in relation to my club," he told members of the media after the game, as per L'Equipe.

"I have a lot more freedom here.

"The coach knows that there is a No. 9 like Olivier who occupies the defences, and I can walk around and go into space.

"In Paris, it's different, there isn't that. I am asked to do the pivot, it is different."

Having signed a lucrative contract extension with Les Parisiens in May, it seems all is not well in the French capital for the 23-year-old, with this dig at PSG's tactics seemingly indicative of that, especially after his penalty row with teammate Neymar earlier this season.

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It was reported that the French striker envied his Brazilian's influence in the PSG dressing room, with head coach Christophe Galtier later playing down the rift between them.

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