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Kylian Mbappe: French superstar says he misses playing with former teammate and Argentine legend Lionel Messi

Kylian Mbappe has dropped a heartfelt confession after PSG’s heroic victory over Toulouse SC in Trophee Des Champions, where Kang-in Lee and Mbappe’s strikes helped Luis Enrique’s side win the coveted tournament. With this win, Mbappe added to his tally of trophies won with French giants, PSG, who have also solidified their position at the top of Ligue 1 table.

PSG defeats Toulouse SC

PSG started 2024 with a bang as Luis Enrique’s side registered the first trophy of this season, as they defeated Ligue 1 counterparts Toulouse SC in an intense battle. Korean star Kang-in Lee opened the scoring with Mbappe rubbing salt to their wound by doubling their lead just before half-time. Although Toulouse decided to go all guns blazing in the second half, but Enrique’s brigade prevailed over them, thus securing the prestigious Trophee des Champions. But, it was Mbappe’s emotional confession towards his former teammate Lionel Messi that won millions of hearts after the game, as the French World Cup winner said that reigning world champion Lionel Messi used to bring a lot of “certainty” to the team.

Following the victory, the ace French striker, who has already etched his name in the history books by becoming one of the leading strikers for Les Bleus, was quizzed about the Inter Miami wizard. Mbappe was heard saying, “You always miss playing with Messi. For a striker like me who likes to devour space, with him you go with the certainty that you can have the ball. It was a luxury that only he can give you.”

He further added, “But beyond that, playing with Messi was special.”

Messi ‘helped’ Mbappe with his goals

In PSG, Messi used to play as a playmaker rather than being a direct goal scorer. But, his numbers would not lie about his immaculate seasons at the French club. In 58 games for the Ligue 1 giants, Messi had registered his name on the score sheet on 22 occasions, while providing assist on 31 outings. But, after his departure, PSG has hardly found a potent playmaker of Messi’s caliber as the troika of Asensio, Dembele and Kolo Muani has 8 assists between them. As a result, Mbappe is unable to get more chances which he used to get when Messi was at his side, but owing to his individual brilliance, he is still able to rack up numbers for his side.

Mbappe further added, “I want to thank all the players. Winning the league is a great honor for us. I want to thank Leo Messi who really helped me a lot this season, the staff, the management, and the people who work behind the scenes.”

Despite a rift-rumor between the two, Mbappe has once again solidified his camaraderie with the World’s Best player, Lionel Messi, who is currently weaving his magic on the American soil, with Inter Miami.

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