With a clinical hat-trick, Kylian Mbappe fired Paris Saint-Germain to the top of Ligue 1 as they beat Reims 3-0 away on Saturday, but his coach, Luis Enrique, was still not happy with the France captain’s display.
Mbappe struck early in the third minute and then added two more goals after the break to give PSG a victory that put them a point clear of Nice, who were held at Montpellier on Friday.
PSG also owed a lot to goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who made some brilliant saves to keep Reims at bay as Luis Enrique’s side bounced back from their midweek Champions League defeat at AC Milan.
Mbappe is the top scorer in Ligue 1 with 13 goals in 11 games this season, and he has also scored twice in Europe for the defending champions.
However, his coach was not fully satisfied with his star’s performance.
“I know Kylian Mbappe’s value, but he can do better. I want more from him,” the Spaniard said.
“He is one of the best players in the world, but he still has a lot of potential to improve. I don’t want him to be complacent.”
Mbappe himself admitted that he was not entirely happy with his own game as he spoke to broadcaster Amazon Prime.
“I don’t need to play well to score goals, but I want to do both: score goals and play well. That is my goal—to always help the team as much as I can,” Mbappe said.
He also commented on the recovery from the loss in Milan, saying, “It is a different competition, and we just wanted to win. Nice drawing, and we wanted to be first. We did our job, and we are happy with that.
“We will have time to think about the Champions League, but Ligue 1 is a different competition, and that requires a different mindset and a different way of playing.”