Mbappé, the big change!


By: Manu Tournoux

Kylian Mbappé was still a substitute this Sunday against Reims (2-2), but as this is starting to become a habit, the situation is much less electric at PSG.

If we go by the minutes, it’s getting worse and worse. Substitute in Nantes, left shortly after the hour mark against Rennes, and replaced at half-time in Monaco, Kylian Mbappé was still on the bench at kick-off against Reims, and he came on even later. The Bondynois only played 18 minutes, and despite a good shot which grazed the top corner, he failed to give victory to PSG (2-2).

However, this new stage of the Mbappé soap opera is not the one that will get people talking the most. On the one hand because this choice concerning the French striker is part of a fairly large turnover made by Luis Enrique: Gianluigi Donnarumma did not play, just like Vitinha, and Ousmane Dembélé had the right to same playing time as his friend from the France team. In this match, in terms of minutes management, the choice of Luis Enrique with Mbappé does not look like a sanction.

This week’s match changed a lot of things

On the other hand, what has changed is this Champions League match this week in San Sebastian. Mbappé started well, he scored twice, and he played the whole match. There was nothing better to show that nothing was broken between Luis Enrique and him, and that the 2018 world champion would continue to be essential during big matches, if his level of course remains the same. We can even bet on the fact that Mbappé will start on Wednesday in the Coupe de France against Nice, in a match perhaps more important than that of the day against Reims, given PSG’s lead in the championship.

To top it off, Luis Enrique was quite clear about Mbappé. “I can only wish Kylian Mbappé the best in the future! He’s an incredible player, an even better person. I wish him the best of the best! », said the Parisian coach. Everything is fine, then.

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