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Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel praised Kylian Mbappé after his 100th goal for the Ligue 1 champions.
Mbappé celebrated a historic goal when PSG won 3-1 over Montpellier at the Stade de la Mosson on Saturday.
PSG star Mbappé had been stuck at 99 goals in all competitions since November 20, but eventually joined the illustrious club of the century, which only includes Pauleta (109), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (156) and Edinson Cavani. (200), to Montpellier.
Tuchel praised the rumored goal of Real Madrid and Liverpool after the match, telling the reporter: “As I said after Manchester, he made a great game. [in 3-1 Champions League victory over United].
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“Against Manchester he gave everything for the team. He did other games where he scored and I wasn’t happy enough with him. But after Manchester, he was very happy because he gave a lot of intensity, a lot of sprints and a lot of effort without the ball.
“If he keeps working like this, I’m sure we will give him some chances to score. Today, I can only say congratulations.
“The boy is always decisive. Every striker needs to score. And I hope it continues on Tuesday. “
PSG returned to winning ways, having scored just one point in their previous two Ligue 1 matches against Bordeaux (2-2 draw) and Monaco (3-2 loss).
Colin Dagba put PSG ahead in the 33rd minute before Montpellier’s Stephy Mavididi tied four minutes before half-time.
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Moisés Kean, who has scored five goals in his last six Ligue 1 games, as many as in his 40 previous league games, restored PSG’s lead with 13 minutes to go before Mbappé came off the bench and sealed the points. in the first minute of injury time.
“I am very happy because it is not easy to find the rhythm, to play in this structure and with many different players. But after 15 minutes, we found a good rhythm, ”said Tuchel, whose PSG have failed to score just once in their last 39 away matches in Ligue 1.
“We played a good game with and without the ball. We never lost our focus, our discipline with and without the ball. Thanks to that, it was possible to win.
“It is always difficult to win in Montpellier, because they have many qualities. It is a good victory ”.
PSG lead the standings with a four-point advantage over Marseille, although they have played two more games than their rivals.