Tuchel wants more from Mbappe despite brace

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Kylian Mbappe scored a brace as Paris Saint-Germain defeated Nimes 3-0 in Ligue 1 play.

Apparently that’s not enough for manager Thomas Tuchel.

According to the PSG manager, Mbappe should have had “five or six goals” and claimed that “it’s up to him…to finish the chances.”

Tough crowd.

Mbappe was a menace up front for PSG the whole game, scoring goals in the 69th and 89th minutes. He also had a number of missed opportunities that Tuchel is referring to, missing the target in the 43rd, 53rd, 60th, and 84th minutes, plus seeing a trio of efforts saved. Overall, Mbappe ripped off nine shots in the match.

“Yes,” Tuchel said to Canal Plus when asked if he was pleased with Mbappe’s performance, “but today he has to score four or five.

“He’s a phenomenon, he has extraordinary qualities. He plays in a good team; we are able to create a lot of opportunities. It’s up to him, Edi[nson Cavani] and Angel [Di Maria] to finish the opportunities.”

Mbappe is following his breakout year with another spectacular performance this campaign, owning 20 league goals in 19 Ligue 1 matches this season plus another four Champions League goals in seven appearances. He has helped PSG to a 2-0 advantage after the first leg against Manchester United in Champions League play, with the return leg to take place on March 6 in the French capital.