Kylian Mbappé was dazzling on Friday during PSG’s victory in Nimes, the world champion even scoring a brace. But Thomas Tuchel took a risk and some are surprised.
Kylian Mbappé regaled Paris Saint-Germain supporters against Nimes, and the capital club striker was also effective with a brace to his credit. But it’s obvious, Thomas Tuchel took a risk by fielding Mbappé, who was coming off a series of three games in one week with the France team, throughout the game. Especially since the game against Manchester United in the Champions League is looming. For Vincent Duluc, even if Kylian Mbappé wanted to play this meeting, as the PSG coach clarified after the Parisian success in Nîmes, the German coach took a totally reckless risk with an essential player for Paris in C1.
During L’Equipe du Soir, the journalist launched a rather harsh charge against Thomas Tuchel. ” Kylian Mbappé’s double against Nîmes does not validate Thomas Tuchel’s choice to play him. For me the risk was disproportionate even if it helped PSG out. Kylian Mbappé should not have played this game. He played 85 minutes, that’s pretty unbelievable. And the risk did not end on Friday, it will continue until Tuesday and the game against Manchester United. The question is not whether Kylian Mbappé is indispensable at Paris Saint-Germain or whether PSG needed him in Nîmes, the question is how to deal with a player like him at this point in the season. It shocks me that Mbappé played 11 against 10 for 85 minutes against a team that crossed the midfield twice in an hour. This is not serious “, Remarked a Vincent Duluc annoyed by this decision, and this even if Kylian Mbappé came out of this match without problem.