Mbappé sidelined against Real Sociedad, Luis Enrique’s new strong choice?


By: Manu Tournoux

Luis Enrique could do without the services of Kylian Mbappé at the kick-off of the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League against Real Sociedad, according to Robert Pirès.

Since he announced internally his decision to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, Kylian Mbappé has seen his privileged status withdrawn. Consequently, Luis Enrique no longer hesitates to do without his number 7, as was news on Friday evening in Monaco, where the kid from Bondy was released at the break after a disappointing first period.

In response to the choice of his coach, Kylian Mbappé decided to sit in the stands alongside his mother to follow the second half, instead of sitting on the substitutes’ bench with his teammates. An attitude considered disrespectful by some observers and which necessarily did not please Luis Enrique, even if he preferred to kick in touch when the question was asked to him at the end of the match.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the bench against Real Sociedad”

Therefore, will the Spanish technician dare to do without the services of his top scorer against Real Sociedad, Tuesday evening, in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League? Robert Pirès believes that the former Barça coach is perfectly capable of it. “Will Luis Enrique dare not to play Mbappé against Real Sociedad? He is able to do it, released the 98 world champion on the set of Canal Football Club. Why wouldn’t he? With what he tells us and what he offers us, honestly I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the bench against Real Sociedad. I don’t think so, but I think he’s capable of it. »

As a reminder, before being taken off at half-time against Monaco, Kylian Mbappé was replaced at the hour mark during the Rennes reception and started in Nantes on the bench. It has therefore been three matches in a row that the captain of the Blues has not played the entirety of a match.

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