Luis Enrique announces “controlling playing time” of Mbappé


By: Manu Tournoux

Until the end of the season, Kylian Mbappé will see his playing time be limited. The Parisian number 7 will undoubtedly no longer play the less important matches in full.

Wednesday evening, at 9:10 p.m., Paris Saint-Germain will host OGC Nice in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. Once again, Luis Enrique could have a few surprises in store for his starting lineup. Thus, Ousmane Dembélé and Kylian Mbappé are not certain of being started for this meeting.

“We study every little detail for the players individually. All matches are important, like tomorrow’s matches or in the Champions League. Ousmane has no problem, he is available to the coach. We must control the playing time for very explosive players like Dembélé or Mbappé. They have incredible speed which involves risks. That means making them play more or less minutes.”warned the coach of the capital club this Tuesday at a press conference.

Marquinhos still unavailable

Against Real Sociedad last Tuesday in the Champions League, Ousmane Dembélé occupied a central position. “It’s a basic concept. As a coach, you need your best players to touch the ball. Real Sociedad pressed with six players in the center and freed the lanes, which created superiority. We have to place the best players where the spaces are”indicated Luis Enrique to justify the positioning of the former Barça player.

For this Coupe de France quarter-final, Marquinhos will once again be unavailable. “Marquinhos is treating Achilles tendon pain. He will be unavailable until the international break.”we can read in a medical press release from the capital club.

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