“He Was Tired” – Misfiring Kylian Mbappe’s Goalless Streak Defended by PSG Teammate After Big Win Over Rennes

Published 10/09/2023, 3:54 AM EDT

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PSG clinched a win against Stade Rennais after 2 disappointing matches for the club. Although looking equal on the pitch, Rennais wasn’t able to convert their chances. However, one man must be more disappointed than Rennais. Kylian Mbappe blanked in his 4th game as the goalless streak continued. PSG’s right winger and good friend of Mbappe came to his support as he shared a few words on his recent form.

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Randal Kolo Muani and Archaf Hakimi were the stars of the show as PSG thumped Stade Rennais 3-1. Kolo Muani seems to have found his stride after not starting for PSG in their opening games. Luis Enrique will face a big challenge against Strasbourg as four PSG players face a ban.

PSG winger believes Kylian Mbappe will bounce back

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Ousmane Dembele had a rocky start to his Ligue 1 career. The Frenchman wasn’t able to contribute to a goal in his start at the club. It was only until recently that he bagged his first assist against Marseille. He is sure that it’s just a phase and Mbappe will be back to goal-scoring ways soon.

Dembele reasoned with the critics and supporters as he shed more light on Mbappe’s recent form. The French winger said, “I think he was tired in this match. We play every three days, it weighs a little but no, he’s not frustrated, he’ll score quickly!” 

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Dembele provided an assist to Vitinha as he scored the opening goal of the match against Rennais. Right back Achraf Hakimi showcased his skills as he provided 1 assist and scored 1 goal to become the MVP of the match. Warren Emery-Zaire, PSG’s young star, also bagged an assist as Luis Enrique’s side had a nice outing.

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The next match against Strasbourg will be a challenging one for the team. Four PSG players have been banned for their exuberant celebrations after the win over Marseille. Enrique will have a tough time deciding the players he opts to start in his next game.

PSG needs immense luck ahead of their next tie

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PSG needs immense luck ahead of their next tie as four of their star players, Randal Kolo Muani, Ousmane Dembele, Achraf Hakimi, and Layvin Kurzawa, are facing a one-game ban for their exuberant celebrations against Marseille. Their suspension stems from their involvement in homophobic chants during the match. Although the players have issued apologies for their actions, their absence in the upcoming game will be a significant blow to the team.

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In addition to this, the Auteuil stand at Parc Des Princes has also been suspended for one match as a consequence of the offensive behavior during the Marseille clash. This development leaves PSG with a depleted lineup and a challenging task ahead. The ban will come into effect on October 10th. Strasbourg, currently 11th in the league table, sees this as a golden opportunity for victory, putting even more pressure on PSG to secure a win without their key players.

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With Luis Enrique now tasked with adjusting tactics to compensate for the absence of four key players, PSG’s next tie has become a critical test of their resilience and adaptability. Luck alone may not be enough, as the team must find ways to overcome these setbacks and maintain their competitive edge in the league.

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Neil Banerjee

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Neil Banerjee is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. With a background in media studies, he possesses a deep appreciation for the intricacies, the strategies and the awe-inspiring nature of the beautiful game, firmly believing that a variety of factors underpin each match. As a devoted Chelsea fan, Neil's passion extends to diving into the stories that surround the club and finding intriguing narratives.
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