Emirates News Agency – Mbappe’s quintet brings him closer to a historic number with Saint-Germain


Tuesday, January 24, 2023 – 4:46 PM

ABU DHABI, 24 January / WAM / French striker Kylian Mbappe – just 5 weeks after winning the title of top scorer in the 2022 FIFA World Cup – confirmed that what he presented over the first years of his football career was much less than what he could offer in the coming years as he gained more. of experience.
Mbappe, 24, scored 5 goals yesterday evening, Monday, to lead his team, Paris Saint-Germain, to a great 7-0 victory over Pays de Castel in the 32nd round of the French Cup competition.
Mbappe’s quintet came in yesterday’s match, coinciding with Christophe Galtier, the coach of the team, announcing that he would officially settle on making Mbappe the second captain of the team after his Brazilian colleague Marquinhos.
Mbappe celebrated carrying the team’s captaincy for the first time during yesterday’s match by scoring 5 goals that led the team to a great victory and qualification for the round of 16.
Mbappe became the first player in the history of Saint-Germain to score 5 goals in one match, so that the player continues to write history at the level of his club, as he did with his country in the past two World Cups, by scoring 12 World Cup goals so far, with 4 goals in the 2018 edition and 8 goals in the 2022 edition.
Mbappe is a strong candidate to equal and break the record for the number of goals scored by any player in the history of the World Cup. Where former German star Miroslav Klose acquires the title of the historic scorer of the World Championships, with 16 goals.
Mbappe started his scoring record in 2023 through the five goals he scored yesterday evening, raising his score with Saint-Germain to 196 goals and becoming only 4 goals away from equaling the team’s historic scorer in various tournaments, which is Uruguayan Edinson Cavani with 200 goals.
With his twenty-fourth birthday last December, Mbappe seems to have an opportunity to break many records with his club and country in the coming years, especially since the player has superior physical capabilities and high technical and scoring skills that made him a target for most of the big European clubs.
Mbappe was just around the corner from moving to Spanish Real Madrid in the summer of 2022, but he backed out at the last moment and decided to stay in Saint-Germain.
The reward was clear from the Parisian club for this decision. In addition to the financial privileges obtained by Mbappe, the technical management of the team decided to give him the badge of the second captain of the team, despite the presence of other prominent names in the ranks of Saint-Germain, such as Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar da Silva.

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