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PSG ‘do not simply rely’ on Mbappe – pissed off Luis Enrique


Paris Saint-Germain supervisor Luis Enrique insisted on Saturday his facet don’t rely solely on ahead Kylian Mbappé for targets.

Mbappé has scored 14 targets in 12 Ligue 1 video games for PSG this season, in addition to three targets within the Champions League, however there’s a massive hole to the subsequent highest-scorers on the membership, Achraf Hakimi and Randal Kolo Muani, who each have 4 targets in all competitions.

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It’s a very totally different scenario to final season when Lionel Messi scored 21 targets and Neymar netted 18 however each have since left PSG.

“I would like to have three strikers like Mbappe who rating 17 targets every, but it surely’s not potential,” Luis Enrique advised a information convention.

“Final yr there have been three world stars they usually shared the targets extra. There are lots of gamers who’ve scored. We do not simply rely upon Kylian… others have scored.”

The supervisor was questioned about his staff creating lots of probabilities towards Newcastle United on Tuesday, which completed 1-1, however failing to transform their alternatives.

“That is very humorous. If we have now a ending drawback, what do the others have?” Luis Enrique mentioned.

“A staff that scores three targets a sport, creates 10 clear probabilities towards Newcastle… soccer is a sport, typically it really works, typically it does not. We might have an issue if we did not create scoring probabilities.”

Luis Enrique had a brief reply when requested if there’s a mentality difficulty together with his strikers.

“You possibly can say what you need.”

PSG journey to face Le Havre in Ligue 1 on Sunday, and Luis Enrique refused to simply accept that they need to put in a much less dominating however extra environment friendly efficiency.

“I assume that if I am dominant, I will have the chance to win the sport with out conceding any probabilities to the opponent,” he mentioned.

“As a coach I would like us to solely play within the different facet’s half and the opposite staff does not have any probabilities to attain. I need to dominate as a lot as potential.”

PSG are prime of Ligue 1, with Good only one level behind they usually face Nantes away on Saturday. Le Havre are in eighth place, 14 factors behind the league leaders.

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