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Thomas Tuchel explains where Moise Kean is better than Kylian Mbappe as Everton loanee bags brace


Thomas Tuchel explains where Moise Kean is better than Kylian Mbappe as Everton loanee bags brace

Everton fans are probably wondering if Moise Kean has a twin brother as the Goodison Park struggler continues to thrive at his new loan club. 

The Toffees decided to send the Italian to Paris Saint-Germain this summer after the youngster struggled to have an impact on Merseyside. 

But Kean is thriving in the French capital. After scoring two goals in last night’s 2-0 win over Basaksehir, the Italian took his tally for the club to four goals in four games since arriving from Everton. 

“It’s a start,” Kean told RMC Sport after the game. “It will give me the strength to keep working hard for the next matches. I will know how to be ready for my teammates.”

Undoubtedly he is having a start to remember. His current boss Thomas Tuchel has even been using him in the main striker role ahead of Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, who is being asked to play from a wider role. 

Medipol Basaksehir v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – OCTOBER 28: (Photo by Serhat Cagdas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

“We know that Kylian likes to drop a little, left side, to be close to Neymar, himself in the half-spaces,” Tuchel told RMC Sport. “Sometimes, we lack a guy who stays in the center, like Moise, to finish and maybe also to (occupy) a defender and open a space for Kylian or Neymar. That’s why we decided to play with two attackers. 


“Moise has the capacity to be in physical combat with the central defenders. This is not the characteristic of Kylian.”

Kean’s form at PSG will perplex Everton fans. The question must now be asked as to whether Everton truly gave Kean the best chance to prove his abilities at Goodison. 

Or, as many expect might be the case, did Kean simply not put in the same amount of effort as he is now he is playing for a, let’s say, more fashionable club. Because the Kean on show for PSG looks a far cry from the one who struggled for Everton against Salford City earlier this season, despite scoring a penalty in that game. 

Regardless, it should be seen as good news for Everton. If Kean thrives in Paris they have a valuable asset once again who can be sold on at a good price. 

So let the goals flow for the striker in the City of Lights.

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