Talking to reporters ahead of his team’s Ligue 1 match against Metz on Friday, the Paris Saint-Germain coach left no doubt that he intends to give the fans the chance to see Kylian Mbappe play for the first time wearing his new jersey.
He is ready. He was with the team on Monday and Tuesday but as he played with France, he just made some soft training sessions. He has played, he is in good form, I think he is ready to be in the group and to play with us, and that’s what we really want the most
Unai Emery said. He was less clear though when he was asked to reveal which position exactly the newly-signed youngster will occupy in PSG’s lineup.
He is an attacking player. We have all the players we want for the attack now. And we have worked to understand how we want them to play, the positions. We know he can play as the striker first, but he can play on the left wing or even on the right wing. I have talked with Kylian and we have talked about that, how we want him to play, but always thinking of the team first
were the Spanish coach’s words.
Mbappe was presented to the Press and the fans on Wednesday, and talking about his decision to join PSG he revealed that he had a meeting with Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger.
Yes, I met with Arsene Wenger, who is a great coach. He has a great reputation here in France, he’s well-respected and knows how to develop young players. This was a real option for me. But, of course, Paris Saint-Germain was the main option
the 18-year-old said.