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Thierry Henry Says Kylian Mbappe "Has Nothing To Prove To Anyone" At PSG

Thierry Henry has defended Kylian Mbappe after the Paris Saint-Germain forward was accused of displaying a bad attitude in his side's 5-2 win over Montpellier.

Mbappe marked his first appearance of the season with a goal on Saturday after he had earlier missed a penalty kick.

But it was another incident that dominated the headlines. Mbappe reacted negatively to not receiving a pass from Vitinha just before half-time.

Vitinha opted to pass to Lionel Messi instead. Furious, Mbappe stopped running forward and threw his hands in the air as PSG's attack continued.

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Kylian Mbappe pictured during PSG's 5-2 win over Montpellier in August 2022

Kylian Mbappe pictured during PSG's 5-2 win over Montpellier in August 2022

The attack almost resulted in a goal but Achraf Hakimi shot just wide. Had Mbappe not been throwing a tantrum, there is every chance that the move could have ended with Hakimi assisting the grumpy striker for a simple goal.

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Mbappe was widely criticized for his outburst after a video clip of it went viral on social media.

Some fans even commented that PSG would be better off without Mbappe, having won their first two games of the season 4-0 and 5-0 while he was out injured.

But former France striker Henry fired back. Talking about Mbappe to Amazon Prime, Henry said: "It's his place.

Kylian Mbappe (left) and Thierry Henry pictured at an awards ceremony in May 2022

Mbappe and Thierry Henry pictured at an awards ceremony earlier this year

"He will of course have to show it [his best level] as he has shown from the start. But he has nothing to prove to anyone.

"The coach will have to find a way to play the three [Messi, Neymar, Mbappe] and make them happy... good luck.

"At PSG, there is always a debate, a problem. They won 5-2 and we're talking about Mbappe. Last year, it was Neymar and it will always be like that, it's PSG."