Mbappe: I have to please Neymar & Messi

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he "has to please" Lionel Messi and Neymar when they are on the pitch together.  

The French forward scored a brace in Les Parisiens's 3-0 Coupe de France win over Feignies Aulnoye on Sunday night, ensuring that the 23-year-old has now scored the second-most club goals in 2021, with only Robert Lewandowski (58 strikes) bettering his tally of 43 goals, according to Opta Sports. 

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While Mbappe has long been earmarked as a special talent for his goalscoring prowess, he has shown a recent knack for assists in the 2021/22 campaign, with his role seemingly changing from an outright goal-getter to a playmaker for the aforementioned South American duo.

In a recent interview with PSG TV, the forward explained how important it is that he takes on a more unselfish role when he, Neymar and Messi play together. 

"I think that when you have great players around you, the most important thing is that they are happy because you will also benefit from them," the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner said, per PSG Talk. 

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"Even if you don't score, you'll enjoy yourself and you’'ll manage to win titles because that's why we're here too. 

"Of course, when you play with players like Messi or Neymar, you can't shoot 12 times from 12 times you get the ball. It's not possible.  

"You also have to know how to give to your friends, to please them.

"And that's natural because these are players who will contribute, and who will help us win." 

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