“I F**ked Up”- Kylian Mbappe Remembers Getting Penalized By Thomas Tuchel For Being Late Before PSG Vs Marseille

Published 01/15/2024, 4:34 AM EST

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Kylian Mbappe will go down as one of PSG’s finest-ever players. After all, he is the all-time top goal-scorer for the Parisian club. However, the journey was not faultless for the French star with one particular incident fresh in his mind. It was shortly before Le Classique, but he did compensate for the mistake in the best way possible.

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The Le Classique between PSG and Marseille is the most heated rivalry in France. They are the two most successful clubs in the country and the atmosphere for their matches is always intense. Yet, recently PSG has dominated the fixture.

‘It’s an opportunity to make history’, Kylian Mbappe reveals how his mistake fueled him

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In a recent interview, Kylian Mbappe spoke about how he was late to the team meeting before the PSG-Marseille clash in 2018. He explained, “Yeah I f**cked up, I was late for the chat. I was watching another match and yeah penalty you pay.” Then PSG manager Thomas Tuchel was not pleased with his young star and benched him for the crucial encounter.

However, the absence of the tricky attacker was felt as PSG couldn’t penetrate the Marseille defense. Mbappe was summoned after the break with the score at 0-0. For Kylian, this was a great opportunity. He explained, “It’s an opportunity to make history, to leave your mark on the classics, so it matches that everyone watches and it’s always a pleasure to go there.” the 25-year-old grabbed the opportunity with both hands and broke the deadlock within 3 minutes after entering the pitch. Mbappe also had a role in Julian Draxler’s injury-time strike.

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PSG won the game 2-0. Per the Frenchman, this was a game where he felt like a ‘leader’. The incident did not affect his relationship with Thomas Tuchel who is currently at Bayern Munich. In fact, Tuchel would love the opportunity to coach the Frenchman once again.

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Thomas Tuchel sent Bayern fans into a frenzy with his claim on Kylian Mbappe. As per the German tactician, if Kylian Mbappe wants to move to the German club, Tuchel will bring the attacker himself. Although Tuchel did say this in a light-hearted manner, it shows that he still admires Mbappe as a player and is ready to work with him again

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Besides Bayern, Real Madrid are another club heavily linked with the Frenchman. There have been rumors that the Spanish club is preparing a ‘low-ball’ offer for the PSG star. Considering that he rejected them once in 2022, it will be interesting to see how the story plays out. Where do you think will Mbappe play next? Tell us below.

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