Kylian Mbappe and Luis Enrique talked after Monaco incident

After the French striker was subbed at halftime in the Monaco-PSG draw at Louis-II, the two men had a chat, per RMC Sport

Shortly after Mbappe was replaced at halftime in the draw between Monaco and PSG at Louis-II (0-0), the conversation unfolded between the player and Luis Enrique, as reported by RMC Sport.
Shortly after Mbappe was replaced at halftime in the draw between Monaco and PSG at Louis-II (0-0), the conversation unfolded between the player and Luis Enrique, as reported by RMC Sport. / Franco Arland/GettyImages
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This Saturday morning, at the Campus PSG, an anticipated meeting took place between Parisian coach Luis Enrique and star forward Kylian Mbappe.

Just a few hours after Mbappe was substituted at halftime during the draw between Monaco and PSG at Louis-II (0-0), the two men engaged in a conversation according to RMC Sport.

A different approach for big occasions, initiated by the 2018 World Cup champion himself, this discussion seems to have laid the groundwork for a somewhat calmer relationship between the Spanish coach and his standout player.

Luis Enrique took the time to explain to Mbappe the reasons behind his decision to substitute him not only during the match against Monaco but also in the two previous encounters.

According to Luis Enrique, Mbappe's transformation dates back to February 7, during the match against Brest in the French Cup (3-1). Since that date, the player hasn't been quite the same, which could be attributed to the blow received to his left ankle by Brassier, an incident that could have had much graver consequences.

Kylian Mbappe and Luis Enrique talked after Monaco incident

From sources close to the staff, it emerges that Luis Enrique is considering a different approach to managing the forward in upcoming big occasions, notably the Champions League match this Tuesday.

The decision to bench Mbappe is also motivated by the Spanish coach's desire to prepare for the future, as he emphasized in the press conference. However, this preparation is easier in the league than in high-level competitions.

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It appears that a mutual desire for reconciliation was evident during this exchange between Luis Enrique and Mbappe. Both men were deemed constructive in their approach and eager to find a balance in their future collaboration. Now, it's up to these two key figures at PSG to solidify this reconciliation and work together towards optimal performances on the field.

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