Mbappe included in PSG squad to face Metz

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And besides detailing his huge ambition, Mbappe mentioned several times that he initially planned to stay another season with Monaco.

Mbappe added: "Dembele and I have a passion for football. I was very happy, I had a lot of fun, the rest I will manage to adapt to". And if Monaco does what I expect, I wouldn't want to leave. "But some things happened".

Assou-Ekotto was given his marching orders for cutting across Mbappe with a two-footed challenge after clearing the ball first and PSG's acquisition restored his side's lead shortly afterwards with a trademark piece of individual skill.

It's clear that Mbappé was impressed by Pep but didn't feel incline to swap Ligue 1 for the Premier League and is now part of an impressive strike-force with Neymar and Edinson Cavani at Parc des Princes. But all that was just a stepping stone.

Naby Keita and Timo Werner netted second-half goals to seal RB Leipzig's 2-0 win at Hamburg Friday to give the Bundesliga club a confidence-boost before its Champions League debut.

Mbappe himself was at the heart of one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer, with PSG eventually beating off competition from the likes of Arsenal, Real Madrid and Liverpool to snap up world football's most in-demand teen from Monaco.

However, Cavani showed his lethal touch in the 31st minute when he rounded Metz keeper Eiji Kawashima and fired PSG ahead with a clinical finish after he was put through by Neymar. "It's extraordinary to play with someone of that level".

"We have signed Neymar, one of the best players in the world, and with Mbappe we have one of the greatest talents in the world".

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"It won't change my way of living or thinking", he said.

"I was coming from my grassroots, amateur club".

The young forward has joined the club on an initial season-long loan deal before joining Unai Emery's side permanently next summer for a fee in the region of £165 million.

"If you had told me that would happen at the start of the summer, I would have said, 'Are you mad?' It is insane". "There's no set position".

"He is in the [top] 10 per cent. But when you are in action, it's hard to judge", he said. "It's a good question". "Mbappe and Neymar are great players".

The fact that it was the same club who later secured the signature of the highly sought after young French striker just highlights how much spending power the French club has and how Arsenal can not compete with them on a financial basis no matter how well we do commercially.

"We talked about it and he asked me what I thought".

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