Mauricio Pochettino is not shocked by Kylian Mbappe, whose glorious show was not sufficient for Paris Saint-Germain to win at Strasbourg on Friday.
After Kevin Gameiro’s second-minute opener, Mbappe scored a double and arrange one other for Achraf Hakimi to place PSG firmly in command at Stade de la Meinau.
Nevertheless, Marco Verratti’s personal objective quarter-hour from time piled the strain on and Strasbourg bagged a 3-3 draw via Anthony Caci’s stoppage-time volley.
Mbappe has now been concerned in 54 objectives (35 scored, 19 assisted) in all competitions this season, equalling a career-best determine set in 2018-19.
His Ligue 1 tally now stands at 131 objectives, with Edinson Cavani (138) the one participant this century to have scored greater than him, and Pochettino hopes he finishes the marketing campaign on the prime of the scoring charts.
“Kylian not surprises me,” mentioned Pochettino.
“I hope he can end because the league’s prime scorer. Kylian helped us loads in getting the title.”
Regardless of PSG’s give up of a two-goal lead, Pochettino didn’t appear unduly fussed, adamant the champions typically performed effectively.
He added: “Over the last 10 minutes, after Marco’s personal objective, we didn’t panic. This [the late comeback] occurs in soccer. Strasbourg had nothing to lose.
“I’m blissful as a result of we performed an excellent match. We performed good soccer at instances. We had been skilled and that’s necessary for us.
“I’ve no regrets about my adjustments. I feel we managed the sport.”
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