While Presnel Kimpembe reacted publicly to the loss of his role as vice-captain of Paris Saint-Germain, in favor of Kylian Mbapp, Christophe Galtier spoke with his central defender. The latter is ultimately not the victim of a downgrade, but he shares his role with three teammates.
Galtier still intends to give the Kimpembe armband
Paris Saint-Germain is once again giving itself some turmoil. Since qualifying against Pays de Cassel (7-0) on Monday in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, the captaincy of the capital club has caused a lot of reaction following Christophe Galtier’s comments on the status of Kylian Mbapp.
Kimpembe dclass ? Non.
By declaring after the meeting that the French striker was the mate from PSG, the Parisian coach suggested a downgrade of Presnel Kimpembe (27), appointed vice-captain since 2020 and the departure of Thiago Silva who had allowed Marquinhos to recover the armband. A choice to which the Parisian defender has reacted in recent hours on social networks, saying that he had no was not made aware of this decision .
A decision which would in fact not be one. Indeed, Galtier would simply have been clumsy – or too imprecise – in his remarks. There are four vice-captains: Kimpembe, Verratti, Mbapp and Ramos, in no order of preference. On Monday, Kimpembe and Verratti were out, leaving Mbapp and Ramos. Because of his seniority and what he represents in this project, Kylian was therefore captain said a source close to the Parisian coach L’Equipe.
Galtier reassured his player
According to the sports daily, Galtier and Kimpembe have also explained themselves in the last few hours on the subject. The first confirmed that there were four of them sharing the role of vice-captain depending on each other’s presence, the second specified that his message was a reaction to everything he read on the Internet. For the two men, the incident is now closed. End of the controversy.
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