Star forward Kylian Mbappe demonstrated his renowned goal-scoring ability yet again in the latest Euro qualifier after netting a brace against the Netherlands. However, the Frenchman has yet to leave such a mark in the domestic fixture after scoring blank in four consecutive games. Meanwhile, PSG is geared to take on AC Milan in the Champions League. On this note, Mbappe’s compatriot tactics reveal unconventional tactics to neutralize the starlet’s threat in the match.
The PSG star and the 26-year-old rival defender will cross roads in the UCL tie after spending significant time together in the qualifier campaign. Parisians made an abrupt start to their Champions League and aimed to bounce back against the Italian giants. Consequently, Kylian Mbappe will need to emulate his international form to be victorious against AC Milan.
Theo Hernandez laid out a clever strategy to prevent Mbappe from entering the box in the UCL fixture. The ex-Los Blancos left-back is aware of the French starlet’s offensive skills and the impact he exerts through his tactical prowess.
In this instance, the AC Milan star remarked that he inspired the defense to intentionally foul Mbappe in order to prevent him from creating opportunities. Hernandez jokingly remarked in an interview, “How to stop Kylian Mbappé? Well…. make a mistake! Make a mistake when you can”.
Apparently, the Rossoneri need a more elaborate strategy to contain Kylian Mbappe in this game. The French striker has already netted 35 goals in 54 games for PSG in the Champions League. Moreover, Mbappe’s recent pinnacle, after surpassing a French legend, cemented the influence that made in the attacking third over the years.
The Ligue 1 winners will face Milan in the third game of Group F. The Parisians were thrashed with a 4-1 scoreline in the away match against Newcastle United. Consequently, PSG’s match against the Red and Blacks is pivotal for changing their fate in the Champions League this season.
PSG suffered two losses and drew two games without a single win in the four encounters against the 7x UCL winners. Meanwhile, the French giant’s striker eclipsed Michel Platini to become the fourth-highest goal scorer in the nation.
Mbappe reached this new milestone by scoring 42 international goals. Therefore, the Frenchman must maintain his ecstatic form to end PSG’s poor performance in the UCL this season.