PSG's Mbappé: 'Going unbeaten is a challenge'

Ligue 1 Conforama > News
20/10/2018

Kylian Mbappe has told This is Paris on BeIN SPORTS that Paris Saint-Germain would love to be the first team to go through a whole Ligue 1 Conforama season unbeaten.

The reigning French champions host Amiens on Saturday boasting a 100% record this term having made the best-ever start to a top-flight season in French football history.

Eight points clear at the top of the table, Thomas Tuchel’s men are already odds-on favourites to retain their title, but Mbappé would happily claim another slice of football history if he and his teammates can remain unbeaten throughout the 38 games.

"We have a long way to go to be invincible! It's a challenge, we are very ambitious players, we want to write history. That's what matters most," said Mbappé. "I think we can do something good and it would be great for the club to get that record."

Mbappé can certainly have a major influence on his team's campaign. Four goals in a stunning 13-minute burst in the 5-0 Week 9 defeat of Olympique Lyonnais sent out an ominous warning to PSG's rivals and took the 19-year-old to the top of the league's goalscoring chart with eight

Many players have endured a dip in form following a FIFA World Cup win, but not Mbappé, who will have Napoli in his sights in their upcoming UEFA Champions League doube-header. Not that the teenage prodigy will be giving domestic defences an easy time.

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"In order to prepare for the Champions League, we have to give everything in Ligue 1 and try to win our games well. That’s how we'll reach our objectives," he explained. "Lots of people say Ligue 1's not a great level, but I don't agree with that. When you see all the young players who have moved to top European clubs, many of them come from Ligue 1.

"The French league isn’t as bad as some may think. We aren't perfect though and we have to improve. We should be killing certain games off, instead of just keeping possession, that's where we can improve and I'm sure we will because we want to."

The only stumble on the teenager's seemingly irresistible rise to the top of the world game came when he received his first red card in the Week 4 win against Nîmes Olympique.

The former AS Monaco striker, who reacted angrily to a hefty challenge, insists he has learned his lesson.

"I cracked but I've put that behind me now. It happened once, it had to happen and now that's done, I know what to expect. Since the World Cup I've had a bit more attention, but I'll have to get used to it because I'm going to be here for many years and I'll get a lot of red cards if I react like that every time.

"You have to treat it like a game. If you let it affect you, you'll keep on cracking. If defenders are kicking you, it means they're scared. I want to make sure they remain frightened of the way I play."

>> PLAYER PROFILE: Kylian Mbappé

>> MATCH PREVIEW: Mbappé blossoming as PSG host Amiens








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