Luis Enrique won't allow Kylian Mbappe to rest on his laurels after hat-trick

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PSG secured a significant victory at Stade de Reims (0-3), with Kylian Mbappe's hat-trick leading to the victory and PSG snatching the first position in the Ligue 1 standings.

Despite the stellar performance from the superstar, Luis Enrique made it very clear that Mbappe can still do more on the pitch.

Following the match, Enrique stated, "I'm not really happy with Kylian today. There is nothing (bad) to say about the goals but he could be better. I'll look first (at the game footage) and tell you more."

Said Enrique: "Kylian is one of the best players in the world, no doubt, but we need more. We want him to do even more things."

Following those comments right after the game and still on the pitch, Enrique then held a postgame press conference in which he doubled down on his comments, saying, "What can I say, he scored three goals... But he can do even better; I always ask him for more, like all players."

Enrique acknowledged, "[Mbappe] is a top player in the world, but he also has room for improvement." He added "In what area can he improve? I will tell him first rather than the media. He's very ambitious, but I keep telling him not to rest on his laurels."

While these comments stirred discussion in the Spanish press about a potential breakup in the relationship between the manager and the forward, PSG moved swiftly to downplay the situation, clarifying to RMC Sport that Enrique's remarks were made in a humorous tone.

The club emphasized that Enrique's speech was meant to motivate Mbappe, serving as encouragement for him to continue excelling and surpassing himself.

It's worth noting, however, that despite his prolific 13 goals in Ligue 1, Mbappe has faced criticism for inconsistent performances in the Champions League scoring only two goals in four games.