Nkunku the RB Leipzig star has been in spectacular form since the beginning of the season, helping his team to third on the Bundesliga table.
Football fans around the world has been clamoring for the winger to be called up by Didier Deschamps and they have gotten there wish as he was recently included in the upcoming international fixtures.
The former PSG youngster has been turning heads since the beginning of the season and he has single handedly carried Leipzig to challenge for the Bundesliga this season with goals and assist contribution of accimulat
He was exceptional in the group stages of the champions league as he scored important goals against Manchester city,PSG and Copenhagen.
His hat-trick in Leipzig’s 6-3 loss at Manchester City in their opening group stage game set the tone for a hugely impressive campaign for Nkunku, who ended with seven goals over six matches. When you consider no other Frenchman — not Karim Benzema, not Thierry Henry, not Mbappe — has struck that many times in the group stage of European club football’s premier competition, ‘magnifique’ doesn’t quite do the achievement justice.
Christopher is having an exceptional season. Without doubt, he’s in the form of his life and his qualities are incredible,” said Achim Beierlorzer, Leipzig’s then assistant coach, who oversaw the 5-0 win in Bruges in which Nkunku scored twice and helped set up a third goal. “This season, in the space of just a few weeks, he has taken several steps forward, which means he can now be considered as a world-class player.”
Former Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch once said that Nkunku “doesn’t have any weaknesses”, but that was not always the case. While he has now filled out his 5’10” frame, in younger years his stature was always something that sowed doubt in the mind of coaches who thought he might not be cut out for the top level. And even the man himself admits he has exceeded his own dreams.Gym work has seen Nkunku bulk up without losing any of his trademark explosiveness, turning him into a formidable opponent in every sense of the word.
As Deschamps was compiling his first list of this World Cup year, the Leipzig man’s numbers must have added up to a pretty strong argument. Since arriving in Germany from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, Nkunku has tallied 26 league goals and 33 assists in 86 appearances. Diaby, who joined Leverkusen from PSG at the same time, has 21 and 24 — 12 and 7 in 2021/22. In the same timeframe, Coman has 13 and 19.
Nkunku’s massive boost in his goal return this season is particularly noteworthy. He tallied 15 assists in his first Bundesliga season, but just 11 goals in his first two campaigns in Germany. “There’s not really a secret,” he says. “I adapted.”
Christopher Nkunku has another trait the France coach loves: versatility. Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez both picked up World Cup winner’s medals in 2018 playing full-back when their preferred role is in central defence, and Nkunku offers the boss of Les Bleus even more options.