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Kylian Mbappe Branded 'One Of The Most Selfish Players' After Refusing To Pass To Lionel Messi

Josh Lawless

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Kylian Mbappe Branded 'One Of The Most Selfish Players' After Refusing To Pass To Lionel Messi

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Kylian Mbappe has been accused of being selfish and refusing to pass to Lionel Messi in the dramatic 3-3 draw with Strasbourg.

Mbappe scored twice for the newly-crowned Ligue One champions, who surrendered a two-goal lead to draw with the European-chasing Strasbourg.

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Marco Verratti scored an own goal in the 75th minute before Anthony Caci scored a 92nd minute equaliser for the hosts.

Mbappe is PSG's leading goalscorer this season with 35 goals, while he's also got 23 assists in 43 games in all competitions.

But many believe the World Cup winner was playing for himself on Friday night, notably ignoring Messi on two occasions.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Towards the end of the first half, Mbappe had the ball down the left and was up against the defender.

But PSG had developed an overload, with Neymar and Messi both arriving outside the box.


Messi was free, in the kind of space and position he absolutely thrives in, but Mbappe decided to go alone and was smothered by two defenders.

He ended up on the deck, having wasted a pretty good situation. And it led to plenty of criticism on social media.

There was also a second instance in stoppage time which also caused a stir. Neymar pressed well to win the ball back and Mbappe picked up possession in a dangerous area.

Messi was again free on the right-hand side but Mbappe took the shot on early and blazed it over the bar.

To make matters worse, this was when PSG were 3-2 up. Minutes later Strasbourg levelled matters to claim a draw.

Messi has supplied four assists for Messi in the league this term but his decision-making was a little suspect in the aforementioned moments.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Mbappe's contract with PSG is up in the summer and the club are still desperately trying to tie him down - even offering a staggering £83 million signing-on bonus.

Real Madrid are waiting in the wings, with Los Blancos legend Roberto Carlos recently telling fans that Mbappe is on his way to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Topics: Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe, Ligue 1

Josh Lawless
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