Kylian Mbappe

“It’s not even a discussion”: Thierry Henry hails Kylian Mbappe as the best player PSG have ever had

Thierry Henry praises Kylian Mbappe’s PSG legacy, as the player is set to leave the club in the coming transfer window.

The story behind

PSG suffered a 2-0 aggregate loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, which meant Mbappe’s dream of becoming European champions with the French side came to an end. The 25-year-old is now set to move to Real Madrid despite failing to win the Champions League after six years in the club. Moreover, Thierry Henry believes he is PSG’s best ever with a positive legacy.

Thierry Henry hails Kylian Mbappe

On CBS Sports Thierry Henry said “Kylian Mbappe, we all know he is leaving. He was magnificent for PSG. You [Mbappe] can leave this club with your head held really high. It’s not everyone that can win everywhere, especially the Champions League. But the big man played really well all his career for PSG so I am not going to judge him personally on not winning the Champions League.”

“It’s not even a discussion. The impact he had all over the world, what he has been doing; for me, yes. He will go down as the best player for PSG.” This was his reply when asked if he considered Mbappe as PSG’s greatest-ever player.

The broader perspective

Winning trophies at PSG was not even an issue for the youngster as he has more than a dozen to his name. However, since 2018 his side always fell short in the Champions League. If Mbappe departs PSG he would have scored 255 goals in 306 games guiding his side to unprecedented success. According to Henry, these feats are not meant to be forgotten.

The next move

After helping PSG win another Ligue 1 title, Mbappe now has his sites on the French Cup against Lyon on May 25, before fixtures in the league versus Toulouse, Nice, and Metz.

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