Kylian Mbappe was told he must improve by new Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino after he struggled in the midweek draw against Saint-Etienne.
How did Mbappe perform as Pochettino claimed his first win since replacing Thomas Tuchel?
📷 Kylian Mbappe: Match Snapshot
It was not a quiet night for the young forward, though.
As well as his assist, Mbappe had five shots, with three on target, and seven completed dribbles. All of those were game highs. He also won eight of his 13 duels and completed 90% of his 49 passes, 33 of which were in the final third.
〽️ Mbappe: Rating Week-on-Week
That gave Mbappe an impressive FC Rating of 7.7 against Brest.
That is a marked improvement from his 6.0 figure in the Saint-Etienne game, which Pochettino had remarked on being below-par.
It is only the third time he has recorded a rating above 7.5 in his last 11 games, which will provide encouragement to Pochettino that the striker could be set for a run of improved form.
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Mbappe: What Next?
With the date of Neymar's return still uncertain, PSG are likely to keep relying on Mbappe.