Coach Enrique hinted at leaving Mbappe on the bench in the Champions League 4Coach Enrique hinted at leaving Mbappe on the bench in the Champions League 4

Last month, Mabppe informed President Nasser Al Khelaifi of his decision to leave when his contract expires on June 30, 2024.

Since then, Mbappe has not played all four of the last four matches in Ligue 1. He was a substitute in the 3-1 win over Lille on February 10 and played the last 28 minutes of the 2-0 win over Nantes on February 17.

During the press conference before the Real Sociedad match at Reale Arena (San Sebastian city), when asked about Mbappe’s starting ability, Enrique replied: `Maybe yes, maybe not, who knows.`

When the reporter asked if he would continue to replace Mbappe in the same way in the Champions League, Enrique replied: `Yes, of course, why not? The next match is very important so there will be no further comments on this issue.`

Coach Luis Enrique (black shirt) and Kylian Mbappe (right) practice at Reale Arena on March 4.

According to ESPN, Mbappe was dissatisfied with Enrique’s handling and spoke directly with the Spanish teacher to frankly discuss the situation.

After the draw with Monaco in Ligue I, the 53-year-old coach also shared similarly: `Sooner or later, PSG will play without Mbappe. So we need to get used to that. I’m looking for solutions.`

ESPN said there is a power struggle within PSG between Mbappe, Nasser al Khelaifi and Enrique.

`Mbappe has a very different position and class from Rabiot, so PSG cannot eliminate the 25-year-old striker in the same way. But the Parisian club can limit his playing minutes, as it has done in the past few years.

In the summer of 2023, President Al-Khelaifi removed Mbappe from the Asian tour list, after the striker sent a letter to the PSG board of directors to announce his decision not to activate the option to extend for another year, until the summer of 2025.

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