The unmissable MBAPPÉ story: This is how Lionel Messi adapts at Paris Saint-Germain
After the UEFA Champions League match against Bruges, Kylian Mbappé confirmed that it is easy to play with Lionel Messi Because he is the best football player in the world. A few days ago, in an interview with the official media of Paris Saint-GermainThe world champion looked at how the Argentine and Argentine genius adapted.
After more than a decade with the same philosophy at FC Barcelona, it is clear that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner needs time to get used to the Parisian proposal, which involves more direct football. And they, for their part, have to get acquainted with the favorite styles and movements of the 10 de La Albiceleste. This is only possible by passing training and matches.
Although the growth margin is still wide, Donatello They thought they were on the right track. The 22-year-old striker believes that a human relationship (which goes along very well) is key to understanding that, little by little, they develop.
Messi’s adaptation in PSG according to MBAPPÉ
“Adaptation is faster when the human bond is strong, because that helps on the field, we have fewer complications, fewer fears. But, later on, it’s normal for new players to arrive for sure, with the patterns they’ve worked in. Even a player like Messi, who played for 15 years at Barcelona, did the same for 15 years, and it worked. When he gets here it’s different, so we have to let him adapt and we also have to adapt to him.”
“I think that also works in training, where we’ve been able to create circuits. We’ve also been able to create things in matches, not necessarily just in tactical work, but in everything that can create connection. Eventually you’ll get to know yourself, because there’s a difference from what they saw on the TV. We all watch the matches of players who have arrived, but it’s different here. We learn that such a player likes to do that or do a little something else. When we finally talk about adaptation, it also means knowing how to analyze your teammates.”
Mbappé is already a pioneer in the locker room. Speaking multiple languages (French, Spanish and English) helps you interact more with newcomers: “I’m good for everyone. After that, I speak several languages, so it also helps players who don’t speak French perfectly. And then I’ve been here for a long time, so I’m one of the leaders in the dressing room. I try to help everyone because I’m convinced we’ll need every player.” to win and it will be everyone’s time.”
The importance of sharing glory with Messi and Neymar: It’s a matter of balance. I think when you have great players around you, the best thing is for them to be happy because you also benefit. Even if you don’t score, you will have fun and win titles. But the truth is that when you play with players like Messi or Neymar, if you have 12 balls, you can’t shoot 12 times. it’s not possible. You also have to know how to give to friends, to please them. And that’s normal because these are the players who will help us win.”
Unbeatable data. Kylian Mbappe participated in 5 of the 6 goals scored by Lionel Messi with Paris Saint-Germain: 4 assists and 1 penalty kick.
Did you know…? Lionel Messi scored 6 goals and 4 assists in 1225 minutes he played for Paris Saint-Germain. He starred in the Champions League and cost him in the French League.
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