The Paris Saint-Germain striker surprised many when he returned to the training ground less than 72 hours after the end of the 2022 World Cup final. The 1998-born striker decided to return to training with PSG on December 21. and don’t want any more days off after the 2022 World Cup.
According to Goal, the former AS Monaco star did so because he wanted to maintain his form and catch up with club football as soon as possible. In other words, Mbappe wants to maintain the rhythm of the game. The striker hopes to continue to have a good performance like at the 2022 World Cup when the club season restarts.
Mbappe’s decision received strong support from the host club. Goal also revealed Mbappe will soon meet coach Christophe Galtier and sporting director Luis Campos to express his desire to start work immediately.
PSG may not have the strongest force when playing against Strasbourg in the round of 16 of Ligue 1 at dawn on December 29 (Hanoi time). Lionel Messi could only return in January 2023 and Neymar’s condition is also uncertain. Therefore, coach Galtier definitely needs Mbappe to lead the attack.
“We are very happy for that,” coach Galtier said of Mbappe’s decision to return to PSG. “He wants to return to training as soon as possible, joining his teammates to prepare for the upcoming match.”
Mbappe just celebrated his 24th birthday with the sadness of losing the 2022 World Cup final. He shone with a hat-trick in the final and successfully completed France’s first penalty, but Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni then failed to make “Les Bleus” lose to Argentina 2-4 in the end.
In Qatar, Mbappe closed the World Cup with a record of 8 goals and 2 assists. He is the owner of the title of World Cup’s top scorer in 2022.
PSG currently leads Ligue 1 with 41 points after 15 rounds, 5 points more than the second team of Lens group.
Xiaofeng | 09:02 December 23, 2022