Mbappé, the new unexpected rant!


By: Manu Tournoux

Kylian Mbappé’s position continues to fuel debate, after the French world champion’s rather contrasting first part of the season.

Pointed out by Daniel Riolo after his performance in Lille (1-1), Kylian Mbappé responded in the best way by scoring a double on the day of his 25th birthday, against Metz (3-1), Wednesday. However, Riolo does not budge. The RMC journalist remains annoyed by the use of the French world champion, whom he does not perceive as a center forward.

There are no more nines in this team and no one will change my mind that Kylian Mbappé is not a nine and that he should not be nine and that for his career he must stay at the top left” Riolo thundered. Because that’s where he shone until he was 25 and that’s where against Metz he scored another extraordinary goal, in that position”.

Mbappé must be on the left

He’s your best player, he plays at the top left, continued the After Foot columnist. You find a center forward, you trust Ramos, you make a false nine if you want, you have Mbappé on the left, Dembélé on the right and you manage to find a new one but not Mbappé.”

This is not the first time that Daniel Riolo has insisted on the need for Kylian Mbappé to move on the left side. It remains to be seen whether Luis Enrique will be of this opinion at the start of 2024. The Champions Trophy against Toulouse, on January 3, will be a first part of the answer.

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