Arrived on tiptoe at the beginning of October, Moise Kean has everything from the good pick of the transfer window of PSG. In four games, the Italian striker has played more than Danilo Pereira or Rafinha and above all scored two braces in the last two games against Dijon (4-0) and Basaksehir (2-0). Enough to make him the club’s second top scorer after Kylian Mbappé (6 goals) and ahead of Neymar (2), Mauro Icardi (2) or Angel Di Maria (1). Statistics that the 20-year-old will have the opportunity to inflate this Saturday in Nantes (21 hours) while these three players will be absent at the Beaujoire stadium.
Leonardo’s bet, who negotiated this loan without a purchase option with Everton, is therefore paying off. Kean was dragging his sentence in England where he had been recruited from Juventus Turin for 27.5 million euros. In 37 games, he had only started nine times for four goals. A total that he has already reached with PSG. “When you’re a striker, the best thing to be integrated into a club and a locker room for an attacker is to score,” said Thomas Tuchel.
With Kean, PSG now have a new profile that can fit perfectly into an animation too often based on the individual performances of Neymar and Mbappé. In particular by its versatility. The Italian international (8 caps, 2 goals) can indeed play in the axis alongside a second striker – “his best position” according to Tuchel – or on one side. “If we play three in front, he can move to the left, right or center, underlines his coach. Moise must continue to build intensity, use his physical ability and go to duel with central defenders. He can have a big influence in our game. ”
“Its physical dimension is really an added value”
Since arriving in Paris, Kean has had few sessions to perfect his automatisms. Tuchel and his staff therefore committed themselves to long video sessions to instill in him the principles of the Parisian game. His mobility, his speed and his ability to get rid of the opponent’s marking were then enough to make him feel visibly very comfortable. His physical and mental freshness underlined by his coach after his match against Turkey did the rest.
“Sportingly what he does is not surprising, but his ease of adaptation to the team is a little more so. He seems to be digesting his arrival very well despite his age, ”said former Parisian Grégory Paisley who observed the outbreak of Moise Kean while commenting on Serie A on beIN Sport. For the ex-defender, Kean stands out above all for his athletic abilities. “The most impressive thing is the impact and the power it brings,” Paisley continues. With Juve, Allegri liked to bring him in 20 or 30 minutes from the end, because he was able to change the face of the game. On his first catches of the ball, he set the opponents on fire. “
A physical dimension that he brings especially in duels where unlike Mbappé, he likes to rub shoulders with defenders. This allows the opponent to be fixed and free up space for his partners. “He is able to wedge balls and dominate in the air, his physical dimension is really an added value, insists Paisley. Icardi is a fabulous player in the 16 meters thanks to his art of placement, but Kean both puts the impact while being able to combine with Mbappé and Neymar who like to multiply the touches of the ball. He also has real attacking calls. He is as capable of stalling as of taking the depth or dezoning on the sides. It has its bearings everywhere. “What offer Kean a place of choice in Paris if he continues to be so precise in front of goal.
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