Mbappe and Enrique meet to discuss substitution row

Luis Enrique welcoming Kylian Mbappe for an embrace after the Frenchman scored for PSG || Image credit: Imago

Mbappe and Enrique meet to discuss substitution row

Faruq Ibrahim 05:09 - 03.03.2024

PSG captain, Kylian Mbappe, and coach, Luis Enrique, have reportedly had "constructive talk" following the early substitution at Monaco.

Kylian Mbappé's highly anticipated return to AS Monaco turned into a saga of surprises and controversy. Struggling to make an impact against Wilfried Singo in the first half, the French sensation found himself unexpectedly substituted by manager Luis Enrique at halftime. The decision left tongues wagging and eyebrows raised across the football world.

Touchline Tensions: Luis Enrique's Bold Move

In a bold post-match statement, Luis Enrique didn't mince words, declaring, "It was 100% my decision. We have to get used to playing without him." 

The Spaniard's tactical shake-up and Mbappé's subsequent VIP box rendezvous with his mother fueled speculation and stirred the pot of media frenzy.

However, amidst the storm, a glimmer of reconciliation emerged. Reports from RMC Sport and L'Équipe hinted at "constructive" talks between Mbappé and Luis Enrique following PSG's stalemate against Monaco. Both parties sought to diffuse tensions and address the fallout from the controversial substitution.

Luis Enrique wants more from Mbappe.
Luis Enrique meets with Kylian Mbappe. (Photo Credit: Pulse Sports collage)

Future Uncertainty: Mbappé's Departure Looms

As the dust settles, it's clear that Mbappé's future at PSG hangs in the balance. With the star forward set to depart at the end of the season, 

Luis Enrique's long-term vision for the squad excludes the French phenom. While Mbappé's playing time in Ligue 1 may see fluctuations, his role in the UEFA Champions League remains pivotal as PSG navigates through uncertain waters.

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