Galtier says Mbappe is ready for next challenge amid PSG return.early return from World Cup duties in 2022 has, in the words of Christophe Galtier, “sent a strong signal to everyone” at Paris Saint-Germain. The 24-year-old attacker made it possible for France to win another world championship in Qatar, as he became the first player to score a hat-trick in a championship game since Geoff Hurst as he tried to motivate Les Bleus against Argentina. Mbappe’s efforts were ultimately in futile when Lionel Messi and company won the penalty shootout, but the superstar striker hasn’t been moping about or licking his wounds because he’s already started training again at PSG.
The return of a talismanic presence to the Parc des Princes has been welcomed, according to Galtier, on PSG TV: “When I see him, I’m overjoyed. The World Cup went well for Kylian. A powerful signal to everyone is likewise sent by this response. Even if he was the tournament’s leading scorer [with eight goals], a player may have felt upset not to win the most prestigious trophy. In order to prepare for the impending deadlines, he was eager to get in touch with the group again as soon as possible. Seeing him makes us really joyful.”
Fullback Achraf Hakimi of Morocco, Brazilian duo Neymar and Marquinhos, and others have re-joined PSG, but Messi, who is reportedly in line for a contract extension with the Ligue 1 champions, is still in Argentina for the time being as the Albiceleste celebrate their first World Cup victory since 1986. On December 28, PSG will visit Strasbourg in a return to competitive play after having Mbappe score 19 goals for them in 20 outings this season.
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