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PSG Press Review: Mbappé, Kimpembe, Blues, Dagba…

Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Monday, June 13, 2022. Kylian Mbappé is chasing records in the French team and will return against Croatia, Presnel Kimpembe must confirm with the Blues, Pablo Sarabia still scorer with the Spain and Colin Dagba in the sights of RC Strasbourg.

In today’s edition, The Parisian evokes the records of Kylian Mbappe in French team. Author of 10th goal in selection since September (in 8 matches), the striker of PSG will finish this 2021-2022 season on the podium of the top scorers in the history of The french team over a season. He stands behind Just Fontaine (14 goals in 9 matches), Michael Platini (12) and tied with Jean-Nicolas (10). In total, and before this last match against the Croatia (tonight at 8:45 p.m. on TF1), the 2018 world champion has scored 49 goals this season, including 39 for Paris. To this is added his trophy for best passer of League 1.

Since his Euro missed last summer, the 23-year-old striker was decisive on many occasions, notably in the Final Four of the Nations League with goals scored against Belgium (3-2) and spain (2-1). Without forgetting his quadruple against the Kazakhstan (8-0), a first for the Blues since Just Fontaine in 1958. With a total of 27 goals in 56 selections, Kylian Mbappe can consider breaking all records with The french team. Aged only 23 years and 6 months, the Bondynois panics the statistics far ahead of the other tricolors at the same age. For instance, “his friend in attack Karim Benzema totaled 12 goals while Michael Platini and Thierry Henry had them, the counter respectively at 10 and 8 achievements. » He will be able in the next few years to exceed the goalscoring record of Thierry Henry (51 achievements).

The Ile-de-France daily also returns to the role of Presnel Kimpembe with the Blues. For the match against Croatiathe defender of PSG will once again wear the captain’s armband at this gathering. If his place as holder was almost acquired a year ago, now, the Titi faces increased competition in his position, in particular because of his not always convincing performances, in particular at Euro 2021 and during the first eliminatory meetings for the world Cup. “Presko did not pass the obstacle and made the French staff doubt his ability to fly at very high altitude. » And since the Final Four of the Nations League and the transition to a three-man defense, Presnel Kimpembe share playing time with Lucas Hernández.

At almost 27 years old, the central defender comes at a pivotal moment in his career, when his contract runs until 2024 with the PSG. According to the latest rumors, the Parisian leaders are looking for a central defender during the summer transfer window in order to put him in competition. While he recently spoke about his future, this media outlet was not appreciated by the new sports adviser of the PSG, Luis Camposreports LP. “The latter does not intend to let the timing of discussions with the players in his squad be dictated (…) The first contacts between these two men of character promise a serious clarification. »

  • Probable XI of the Blues (The Parisian) : Maignan – Koundé, Konate, Kimpembe (c) – Clauss, Guendouzi, Rabiot, Digne – MbappeGriezmann, Nkunku

On his side, The Team reports that Kylian Mbappe has a very good chance of finding a starting place for the match between the France to the Croatia this Monday evening, on the occasion of the 4th day of Nations League. Hit in the knee facing the Denmark (1-2) ten days ago, the striker of PSG had made a decisive comeback to snatch the equalizer against austria (1-1), thirty minutes after coming into play in the second half. So he could be lined up tonight alongsideAntoine Griezmann and Christopher Nkunku. This Sunday at training, Didier Deschamps “could at least rejoice that Kylian Mbappe was in full possession of his athletic means. »

  • Probable XI of the Blues (The Team) : Maignan – Pavard, Koundé, Kimpembe (c)Digne – Clauss, Guendouzi, Rabiot, Nkunku – Ben Yedder, Mbappe

Re Pablo Sarabiahe was again decisive with spain. After excellent performance with the Sporting CP during the 2021-2022 financial year, the 30-year-old Spaniard continues his good season with the jersey of the Roja. Indeed, facing the Czech Republic this Sunday, the player of the PSG sealed the victory of his selection (2-0), a few minutes after coming into play (72nd). “He only played a quarter of an hour in an already folded meeting, but he continued to give juice to the Spanish offensives and was close to scoring a double (82nd). » In the last game against the Swiss (1-0), Pablo Sarabia was also decisive by scoring the only goal of the game.

Finally, in the transfer window, the interest of RC Strasbourg for Colin Dagba is confirmed. In lack of playing time with the PSGthe 23-year-old right-back – under contract until 2024 – is in the sights of the RCSAwhich seeks to compensate for the departure of Frederic Guilbert (on loan from AstonVilla). According The Team, Colin Dagba “will be sold this summer” and could bring in around €3m for the Rouge & Bleu.

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