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Kylian Mbappe Breaks Silence on Luis Enrique’s Public Criticism Despite Scoring Hattrick

Published 11/17/2023, 11:41 AM EST

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PSG boss Luis Enrique left PSG fans stunned following his recent press conference. The Spaniard publicly voiced his displeasure with Kylian Mbappe despite the player scoring a hat trick against Reims. Fans following the interview have been left thinking if there is any rift between the player and the manager. The PSG ace has now spoken on Enrique’s statement, voicing his opinion on the situation.

The PSG locker room is allegedly unhappy with Mbappe following his recent outing against Reims. Fans believe that many players on the team feel Mbappe puts his personal preferences in front of him, rather than the team. With the rumors circulating, Enrique added fuel to the fire, stating he was unhappy with his ace following his latest outing.

Kylian Mbappe responds to Luis Enrique’s criticism

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The Frenchman has been in substantial form for PSG as of late. The World Cup winner has emerged as his team’s top scorer, encouraging them to climb back to the top place in the league standings. However, despite his goal-scoring exploits, it seems like his side is not too pleased with his performance.

PSG manager Luis Enrique slammed the player following PSG’s 3-0 win over Reims in his post-match presser. Enrique, despite a hat trick from the Frenchman, claimed he expected more from the player. Kylian Mbappe has now responded to his manager’s comments, stating he understands the requirements of the gaffer.

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Kylian stated, “I took it very well. He’s a great coach, and he has a lot to teach me. Since the first day, I told him that he would have no problem with me. I have always worked very well with the coaches I have had. I am a demanding player with myself, so if I find this requirement again, that suits me.”

Mbappe’s recent statements will surely send a positive message to his boss and fellow PSG teammates. The player is allegedly gaining some heat within the team’s locker room, and Luis Enrique’s recent statement has set wildfires within the PSG camp. 

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Luis Enrique voices disappointment with Mbappe’s performance

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The PSG boss had openly criticized Mbappe despite the player scoring a hat trick in his outing against Reims. Enrique ignored the player’s goal-scoring exploits during his press conference, voicing his unhappiness with his performance.

The Spaniard stated, “I am not happy with Kylian Mbappe. I have nothing to say about the goals, but he can help the team in another way. I will talk about it with him first, but they are private conversations. Kylian is one of the best players in the world, but we want more. We want him to do more.”

Luis Enrique is not the only man unhappy with the Frenchman as of late. They have reported that the player is slowly losing confidence in the PSG locker room. It displeased multiple players on the first team with the player’s antics, believing he did not play for the team.

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With Mbappe’s future still in talks, it will be fascinating to see if the player renews his deal with the French side despite the recent heat. Do you think Kylian Mbappe should stay at PSG? Let us know in the comments below.

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Saurabh Saket

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Saurabh Saket is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. While Saket has been an ardent fan for a while, his passion for the sport stems from FIFA 17 which featured Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus on its cover. With dreams of standing as a part of the Yellow Wall at Signal Iduna Park, Saket loves to write about the game from a fan’s perspective giving his take on recent happenings.
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Jacob Gijy