After losing out in an evenly-matched contest in Lisbon, Kylian Mbappe was left feeling disappointed. The French star and a couple of his teammates were culpable of missing glorious chances to take the lead in Sunday’s final. Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel defended his 400 million euro strike force of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe after they were unable to find a way past Bayern Munich in their 1-0 Champions League final loss on Sunday. Eventually, they paid the price for their wastefulness in front of goal as an ex-PSG academy prospect Kingsley Coman scored what proved to be the winner just before the hour mark. Mbappe took to his Instagram to express his emotions about the outcome of the final.
“Disappointed not to end this year with the best of rewards, but life is made that way. We fought with all our might. Congratulations to Bayern. And a big thank you for your support during this adventure.” he wrote. Mbappe, like many of his other teammates, was playing in a Champions League final for the first time but couldn’t secure the trophy. Nonetheless, it was another superb season for the ex-Monaco man.
Mbappe won the Ligue 1 Golden Boot award for the 19/20 campaign. He finished level on goals with Wissam Ben Yedder on 18 strikes for the season but pipped Monaco forward due to more open play goals. All this was achieved despite him missing seven of the 27 games that were played before the season was ended prematurely due to COVID-19.
In the Champions League, his five goals and five assists were crucial as PSG reached its maiden final. Overall, he ended the season with 30 goals and 14 assists in 47 games which is an excellent return by any standard. Mbappe and co do not have much time on to be stuck on Sunday’s defeat as they kick off the defence of their Ligue 1 crown against newly-promoted RC Lens on Saturday.