Kylian Mbappe’s brace against Marseille last weekend took him to 200 goals for PSG to equal the record set by Edison Cavani. One goal against Nantes on Saturday will put him out on his own as the club’s all-time top scorer.
His coach Christophe Galtier is confident in Mbappe. He said;
Kylian will no doubt beat the record. He is the best striker in the world at the moment, without question. He is very quick, and he does everything fast. He always turns up in big games, which is what great players do.”
While it has taken the France superstar just 246 games, and five and a half years, to reach a double century of goals for PSG since signing from Monaco in August 2017. It took Uruguay striker Cavani 298 matches between 2013 and 2020 to get there. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the first superstars of the Qatar era, had previously held the record with 156 goals in his four years in Paris up to 2016.
Mbappe and PSG are gearing up for next Wednesday’s crunch clash with Bayern Munich in Germany for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie needing to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.