Mbappé, “the worm is in the fruit”


By: Manu Tournoux

The management of the Kylian Mbappé case at Paris Saint-Germain continues to provoke reactions. Some have drawn a parallel with that of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at OM.

At PSG as at OM, a major player stands out this season. Two attackers, with Kylian Mbappé on one side and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the other. And very different ways of managing them, notably due to contractual situations that are far from similar. While the Marseille offensive player has just arrived at the start of the season and signed a three-year lease, his Parisian counterpart is on his way out after refusing to activate his third optional year last summer, before confirming his direction that he would leave Paris next June. The Mbappé case is in any case still being talked about.

Asked to make a comparison between the management of Mbappé and Aubameyang this season by their clubs, Régis Testelin was frank. The journalist of The Team first recalled the facts. “ It is necessary to contextualize. Aubameyang is installed in this team, he has three years of contract, he is the center forward and the best player of (OM). Mbappé is leaving, he has been square since (he said) he is leaving. »And the observer moves on to the actual management of the French world champion by PSG.

“Stale and rotten management”

By the management of the Parisian club, but also by the coach. “ We prepare both for next season and then we also punish him for not having extended. You are in a management system which is completely vitiated, disrupted and rotten by the departure of Mbappé, while Aubameyang is in place and we are counting on him. There are no rough edges around Aubameyang whereas in the Mbappé case, the worm is in the fruit. »

Still in the race to beat Didier Drogba’s record, author of thirty-two goals in one season with OM, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (twenty-three goals) therefore has everything it takes to continue to shine, while taking advantage of the support of his trainer, Jean-Louis Gasset. As for Kylian Mbappé, sent to the bench for several matches (in Ligue 1) by Luis Enrique, he is doing his best to avoid making waves, while continuing to be decisive when necessary. His performance against Real Sociedad in the round of 16 of the Champions League proved it again.

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