Mon 27 February 2023 | 9:07

PSG manager Galtier hails Kylian Mbappe after matching Cavani's record

Paris Saint-Germain Christophe Galtier praised Kylian Mbappe for making history against rivals Marseille on Sunday.

Paris Saint-Germain

beat their rivals Marseille away from home with three goals to move eight points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table with 60 points after 25 matches.

Kylian Mbappe

scored twice against Marseille to match

Edinson Cavani

's tally of 200 goals for PSG and become their joint-record goalscorer in history.

After the match, Galtier hailed Mbappe for his magnificent achievement.

Galtier said:

"Mbappe is a player who has a sense of movement, who obviously goes very fast, he is technically fast too.

"He not only has the legs but an exceptional speed of execution. These are players of stats and records, he equalled this magnificent record of Cavani, and it is obvious that he will beat it.

"His presence is important to the team, it gives us other options in the game, especially with our depth and his presence in front of goal."

PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe suffered a serious injury in the first half and left the pitch in tears. Galtier confirmed that he will be out of action until the end of the season.

"Kimpembe has unfortunately suffered a serious injury and will be out until the end of the season,"

Galtier said.

"He has very bad pain in his Achilles tendon, we think it's serious.”

Luis Campos, the sporting advisor at PSG, was seen on the sidelines during the game against Lille last week, protesting against the refereeing decisions and giving instructions to players.

Galtier, who is under pressure after defeat against Bayern Munich, was asked about his relationship with Campos and the club’s directors.

"I have a direct relationship with my sports management, with Luis Campos and my president, who have always been present to support me because it is obviously a difficult period,"

he said.

"The victory at the end of the match against Lille was important, it denoted a state of mind, the desire of the players to go after this victory until the end. Tonight, this team soothed the heart."



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