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Kylian Mbappe: Deschamps calls on PSG to give France striker more rest

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Mbappe has started all of PSG’s matches so far this season.

France manager Didier Deschamps hopes Kylian Mbappe will get more rest at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the World Cup.

Mbappe scored for France in their Nations League win over Austria on Thursday. The performance came after the striker’s incredible start to the new season at PSG.

The 23-year-old has scored ten goals in his nine appearances across all competitions, continuing his key role in PSG’s attacking line.

However, Deschamps believes Christophe Galtier must provide more room for the France international to ‘breath’ ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

“I know [Galtier] still wants to play Kylian. But from time to time, he needs to be able to breathe a little bit,” Deschamps told Telefoot. 

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“He needs to play a few minutes less. It won’t hurt him – quite the contrary.”

Mbappe has admitted he enjoys playing alongside Olivier Giroud in France’s attacking line, comparing it to PSG’s deadly trio upfront.

Mbappe will most likely play alongside Ousmane Dembele and Karim Benzema in France’s three-man attacking line in World Cup.

However, Deschamps leaves the door open for a possible call-up for Giroud.

“If I knew that… All I know is he is doing everything he can to be there,” he added.