Tuchel: Mbappe Could Have Scored Seven Goals
PSG gaffer was left purring after the display of teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe against Lyon and believes he could have scored seven goals in that match.
The France international forward scored four goals in the space of 13 minutes in the 5-0 rout against Lyon.
The 19-year-old Mbappe is also the youngest player to have achieved this feat. He has broken a 45-year record in the Ligue 1.
Speaking about Mbappe post-match, Tuchel told reporters: “He did not have much luck against [Red Star] Belgrade [in the 6-1 Champions League rout of the Serbian champions]. He has shown a great mentality in training these past two days.
“[Against Lyon] he worked a lot tactically for the team and defensively sacrificed himself. He received his award with his four goals and he could have scored five, six or seven!
“I’m very satisfied because he has not lost confidence, he has been magnificent. With Neymar they were dangerous all the time.”
Asked if the Mbappe-Neymar partnership is the best attacking duo in football, Tuchel replied: “One of the best yes. But don’t forget [Edinson] Cavani or [Angel] Di Maria, nor the other players.
“I know you’re looking for a big headline but the team have suffered and it’s everyone’s efforts that have been rewarded. We have some of the best players in the world but that will be all [laughs].”