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"Mbappé's turning into Neymar": Dugarry blasts PSG star's attitude

Christophe Dugarry has criticised the PSG forward's post-match comments against Club Brugge and compared his "individualist" attitude to that of Neymar.

Paris Saint Germain player Kylian Mbappe celebrates after his hat trick and got the match ball during the UEFA Champions League, Group A football match between Club Brugge and Paris Saint-Germain on October 22, 2019 at Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgi

Kylian Mbappé has yet to start a game for PSG in the Champions League this season, having been left on the bench on all three occasions so far amid concerns over his fitness following a muscle injury.

Despite playing just 40 minutes against Club Brugge on Wednesday evening, the French striker managed to bag a hat trick and provide an assist in the 5-0 trouncing of the Belgian side in Paris.

However, coming on to make such an outstanding contribution was not enough for the 20-year-old forward and in the post-match conference, he expressed his discontent over not starting the game.

"I wanted to start. I thought about playing from the start. It's the coach's decision and you have to accept it. I wanted to show again that it's hard to do without me,” said Mbappé, who has sat out six games this season because of a muscle issue and not started a game for PSG since August.

Kylian Mbappe looks on during the Champions League Group A football match between Brugge and Paris Saint-Germain.
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Kylian Mbappe looks on during the Champions League Group A football match between Brugge and Paris Saint-Germain.KENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP

Dugarry: Mbappé’s comments were clumsy

The Paris-born player’s comments have not gone down too well with ex-France international and media pundit Christophe Dugarry, who compared Mbappé’s perceived selfish attitude to that of his Brazilian team mate Neymar

“It was clumsy,” Dugarry told French radio channel RMC.

“I'm being a bit hard, but I don't want my dreams to be broken with Mbappé. I think he’s turning into Neymar. It comes across as an individualist focus.”

With his hat-trick against Brugge, Mbappé become the youngest player to score 15 goals in the Champions League at 20 years and 306-days old, surpassing the previous record held by Lionel Messi (21 years and 288 days).