Journalist echoes Thierry Henry’s claims on why PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe is better than Erling Haaland

French expert Nabil Djellit has doubled down on Theirry Henry’s claims that Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Kylian Mbappe is better than Erling Haaland in one aspect of the game.

Henry has previously claimed that while both players are amazing goalscorers, the France World Cup winner is a better creative player than the Manchester City striker.

Mbappe and Haaland are two of the standout players among a new group of upcoming superstars. Both players scored braces for their respective teams in their Champions League games on matchday one.

Consequently, the debate over who is the best player has resurfaced. Djellit echoed Henry’s claims when he told L’Equipe du Soir:

“For me, Haaland is a surface player who can pick up, play in one touch. With Dortmund in transition, he arrived (and) launched, but Mbappé is indeed more creative because he does not frequent the same areas. He picks up, goes to the sides, he can frame an opponent, he can dribble. I remember that last season, he was the best passer in Ligue 1. It’s because he was also in the creation. (h/t psgtalk)

Both Mbappe and Haaland have had stunning starts to their club campaigns this season. The Frenchman has already scored nine times in seven games for PSG in all competitions.

Haaland, meanwhile, moved from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City during the summer transfer window. In eight games for the Cityzens, the Norwegian has scored 12 goals and provided one assist. He scored 10 league goals in his first six Premier League appearances, including two hat-tricks.


PSG have had a stunning start to the season in the league

PSG coach Christophe Galtier
PSG coach Christophe Galtier

PSG currently top the Ligue 1 table with 19 points from their first seven league games. Olympique de Marseille have the same number of points on the board. However, the Parisians have a better goal difference of 21 in their favor compared to Marseille’s 11.

Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappe are looking more and more dangerous by the day. All three superstars are in phenomenal form with the season in its early stages.

To add to that, the French club also managed to claim a 2-1 win in their Champions League group stage opener against Juventus. Fans will be keeping a close eye on the collective rewards the Parisians can take home this season.


Edited by Akshay Saraswat

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