Cyrille de la Morinerie / Photo credit: AFP 14:53 p.m., October 08, 2023

While PSG travels to Rennes this Sunday evening for the 8th matchday of Ligue 1, the atmosphere is not good in the Parisian club. And just like his team, Kylian Mbappé is going through a rough patch. How can we explain the drop in form of PSG's star player?

This Sunday evening, Paris Saint-Germain travels to Rennes. Kick-off is at 20:45. The Parisians, out of form, will try to get back on track. They are coming off a pitiful draw at Clermont (0-0) and above all a humiliating defeat at Newcastle (4-1) last Wednesday. And just like his team, Kylian Mbappé is experiencing a real air hole.

Turbulent start to the season

The PSG star has not scored in three games. Last Wednesday at Newcastle, Mbappé had the worst game since arriving in Paris six years ago. One shot and only four touches in the box. Since his ankle injury that forced him to give up his place during the match against OM, Kylian Mbappé has been in a slump of form. Added to this is the lack of reference points in a squad turned upside down after the departures of Neymar, Messi and Verratti, and the arrivals of Kolo Muani, Dembele and Ugarte. Not to mention a new coach, so a new tactic.

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But for coach Didier Deschamps, this slump is only temporary. "He's not in the best shape of course, just like his club's results, certainly. After that, I am not worried about Kylian, I know him well enough to know that he can not be satisfied with what he is doing," said the coach of the France team.

The player's entourage is not worried. "It's a blow, but nothing serious," said those close to the PSG star. And it happens even to the greatest players by the way, the Parisian striker has quite respectable statistics with a total of eight goals scored compared to nine at the same time last season. It's up to Kylian Mbappé to wake up and sound the revolt at PSG.