Kylian Mbappe was granted leave after a disappointing PSG defeat.
PSG’s unexpected loss to Lens, Achraf Hakimi and Kylian Mbappe were both given “a few days off.”
On their way back from the World Cup, the Ligue 1 leaders defeated Strasbourg, but their closest rivals beat them four days later. One of the famous cast members who lost in Lens was Mbappe, who had just experienced heartache in Qatar.
Four minutes into the game, PSG fell behind before tying it up. However, PSG lost 3-1 after giving up twice more. They narrowed their lead at the top to four points. Although the games were coming thick and fast, Mbappe was playing without Neymar or Lionel Messi and will now take a break.
“Hakimi and Mbappe will have a few days off,” Parisians manager Christophe Galtier has stated. These two games were created for them to participate in. At this point, they will heal. The two would return for the match against Rennes. Historically, athletes have been given 10-day rest periods beginning on January 15.
However, in the wake of the first-ever World Cup held in the middle of the season, European clubs must control player workloads.
As a result, people are under more pressure. Galtier further asserted that PSG had evaluated each instance individually when determining whether or not to rest a player, arguing that this is more of a mental than a physical choice.
He said: “With the guys who go far, certain circumstances exist. At the World Cup, Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi participated in each game. In the World Cup squad, he was a member. Just like Kylian Mbappe, he wanted to return as soon as possible.
“As the leading goal scorer at the World Cup, he also performed outstandingly. Kylian Mbappe was interested in joining after talking to him and all my teams, who maintained constant communication with the players.