‘Selfish’ Kylian Mbappe? Interesting Statistics Show PSG Star Is Yet to Assist Lionel Messi or Neymar

‘Selfish’ Kylian Mbappe? Interesting Statistics Show PSG Star Is Yet to Assist Lionel Messi or Neymar

  • A new set of statistics is set to complement theories of Kylian Mbappe being a selfish player at Paris Saint-Germain this season
  • Mbappe has been blamed a number of times this season for failing to pick out teammates who were in much better positions to score
  • The French star is yet to assist either of his striker partners despite Lionel Messi and Neymar providing a combined eight goals for him

Football chatter has been rife this season over the conduct of Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe began the season fresh from signing a new bumper deal that saw him become the world's best-paid player.

He also received a few other benefits, which increased his influence in the PSG dressing room. He has maintained his goalscoring prowess so far, but there is more than meets the eye.

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Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain
PSG's front three Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard.
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The French forward has this season walked off a PSG counterattack angrily after a teammate failed to pass the ball to him. Then there were incidents of him budging into Lionel Messi and the penalty dispute involving Neymar.

A new set of statistics shows that Mbappe might be selfish when creating chances for his teammates. The PSG's famous front three have started the season in clinical fashion with over 40 goal contributions between them so far.

But Mbappe is yet to provide an assist to either Messi or Neymar. Messi has provided five assists so far to Mbappe while setting up three others for Neymar.

Neymar, meanwhile, has provided three assists to Mbappe while setting up Messi two times. Mbappe is the only member of the trio who is yet to reciprocate the favour.

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An argument can, however, be made in Mbappe's favour that he is a striker whose sole job is to score goals, unlike Messi and Neymar, who are also playmakers. But either way, this won't augur well with the faction of fans who want to see Mbappe adopt a humbler stance if he is to replicate Messi's levels in football.

Kylian Mbappe was blasted for failing to pass the ball to a teammate in a good goalscoring position

Sports Brief had earlier reported that football fans registered their displeasure with Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe over his perceived 'selfish' style.

Mbappe has come under intense backlash for what has been described as the Frenchman's unwillingness to pass to teammates in good goal-scoring positions.

He has been identified as a player who has only his interest at heart, coming to the detriment of the collective PSG team.

Source: SportsBrief.com