Kolo Muani proves his worth again, Deschamps supports him

Greece v France: Group B - UEFA EURO 2024 European Qualifiers
Greece v France: Group B - UEFA EURO 2024 European Qualifiers / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

In the PSG realm, expectations toward players are high, almost exaggerated. Each acquisition, every emerging figure, comes under an unrelenting microscope, and some fans feel that Randal Kolo Muani hasn’t quite measured up. Nonetheless, his performance has outshone, in certain aspects, that of other recent arrivals like Ousmane Dembele.

While Kolo Muani may not have shone at PSG to the expected level, his effectiveness on the field has been noteworthy. Compared to Dembele, he has contributed to more goals (three scored and two assisted) in fewer minutes of play.

Kolo Muani's recent display with the French national team underscores his potential. His opening goal against Greece highlights his efficiency and ability when given confidence and positioned on the right side of the field.

In his own words after the match, he expressed his desire to rediscover joy on the field and to gain confidence, crucial aspects for any player. This goal meant more than just a mere score; it was a boost to his confidence, a reminder of his value in the French squad, and a source of inspiration for himself and others.

Statements from Didier Deschamps, the successful coach of France, support this view. While he doesn't view Kolo Muani as a pure winger, he acknowledges his versatility and effectiveness in more central roles. Nevertheless, the player has showcased his ability from the right flank, a position that also suits Dembele.

The question that arises is clear: if a coach like Deschamps, with his track record of success, acknowledges Kolo Muani's talent, why do some PSG fans seem to overlook his skills? Perhaps it's time to reassess his contribution to the Parisian team and start appreciating his potential in a broader and fairer manner.