It seems hard to believe as Kylian Mbappé has become indisputable at PSG and in the France team, but the 21-year-old striker did not play all the youth games at AS Monaco. And for good reason Bruno Irles, his coach at the time, accused him of several shortcomings both in his game and in his attitude.
Irles: “Things I thought turned out to be true”
Now stationed in Pau, opponent of Bordeaux this Thursday evening during the sixteenth finals of the Coupe de France, the technician has further justified his position vis-à-vis the tri-color world champion.
“There are things that I thought turned out to be true,” said Bruno Irles during an interview with L’Equipe before the match against the Girondins. I accused him of not defending, of having a certain sufficiency in the attitude… I’m glad to see that the boy seems to realize it five years later. “
No problem not playing Mbappé
After an excellent performance by Kylian Mbappé, author of a double, against AS Monaco in the league (4-1 victory), his former trainer also clarified that the fact of having left the scorer on the bench in junior had not really slowed down his coaching career. “In the end, it was 1 / 200th of the players I had in training, underlined the trainer from Pau. Before Pau, I had been approached by Metz, and it did not block this point at all -the.”