Conflict with coach, PSG chief defends Mbappe

The situation of the Paris Saint-Germain dressing room is believed to be heating up. The club’s young star, Kylian Mbappe is known to be involved in friction with manager Thomas Tuchel. In this regard, PSG director Leonardo voiced his support for the French star.

Mbappe did show an attitude of disappointment when coach Thomas Tuchel pulled him out in the match against Montpellier some time ago.

The manager has argued that the change was made to provide opportunities for other players. After all, Les Parisiens was already 5-0 at the time. No doubt, this childish attitude shown by the former AS Monaco likes criticism from various parties.

The player’s attitude is in the public spotlight, where they judge Mbappe to be more able to control his ego and emotions. However, club sporting director Leonardo actually defended the young French star.

He admitted that he was quite disturbed by the many criticisms directed at Mbappe.

“I heard a few things about Mbappe, about his personality. That makes me uncomfortable. If a player leaves the field and talks with the coach, he is to blame. We will talk about it and solve it,”

“But, I cannot accept when guessing that Mbappe is a spoiled child, because he is a fun figure, very committed, and a fantastic player,” Leonardo told Canal +.

Furthermore, Leonardo stressed that Mbappe as well as Neymar are the two top players in the world today after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

“There are 35-year-old players, 32-year-old players and two others 28-year-old (Neymar) and 21-year-old (Kylian Mbappe), and both are with us,” he added.

Mbappe and Neymar are indeed two important figures for Paris Saint-Germain. Both were brought by the club in the 2017 summer transfer window. However, so far they have not been able to help the club achieve its targets in the European Champions League.

Lately, almost all the news coming from PSG has been dominated by Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. In addition to their attitude, the two of them are also often rumored or rather linked to a number of European giants, including Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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