Why Mbappe is taking shine off Messi at PSG – Thierry Henry


Arsenal and France legend, Thiery Henry, has analysed why Kylian Mbappe is taking shine off Messi in PSG.

Messi is the biggest man among the great three in PSG – he, Neymar and Mbappe – but Henry believes he is not achieving much yet.

He does not see this as Messi’s fault but that of the positioning that directs more balls to Mbappe than him.

According to Henry, the wing from where Messi now operates is odd for a game elixir that he is.

In an interview with RMC Sport, he said, “I wouldn’t say he’s sad, but he’s isolated. I prefer him through the middle.

“I’m having trouble with Leo out on the right. In the middle, he can set the tempo. Something needs to be found in order to get Mbappe, Neymar and Messi to play together.

“I don’t think he can make the difference on the right, but then I don’t have the exact details from the tactical standpoint.

“Obviously, when you stay high up and you get out of the way, you won’t have an impact. Then you have fewer balls going towards him.

“Messi doesn’t speak a lot, he speaks with the ball. For now, it’s Kylian’s team. Kylian is the one who’s making it shine most of all. The ball goes more towards him.

“At any single moment, there can only be one conductor, otherwise you can’t play at the same tempo. And in this team, there are too many conductors.”