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PSG: Kimpembe reacts after being replaced by Mbappe as vice-captain

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Presnel Kimpembe has claimed that he was “not made aware” of Kylian Mbappe replacing him as Saint-Germain’s (PSG) vice-captain.

PSG: Kimpembe reacts after being replaced by Mbappe as vice-captain

PSG: Kimpembe reacts after being replaced by Mbappe as vice-captain

Mbappe was awarded the armband against sixth-tier outfit sixth-tier Pays de Cassel in the absence of regular captain Marquinhos, along with Presnel Kimpembe and Marco Verratti – who have previously been second and third in the hierarchy. After the match, in which Mbappe scored five times to fire PSG to a 7-0 win, coach Christophe Galtier clarified that the forward has been the vice-captain since the summer. However, Kimpembe has taken to social media to insist that he was not informed about the change.

“In the last few hours I have been able to hear and read a lot about myself,” the PSG defender wrote on Instagram. “I therefore wish to make things clear in order to avoid continuing to spread false information in this regard. I was not made aware of this decision, this is completely false… That said, I will always respect the decisions of the club.”


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Kimpembe is currently nursing an achilles tendon injury and is out of action. He last wore the captain’s armband for PSG on October 29 against Troyes, even though Mbappe also started the match.

It remains to be seen whether Galtier comes up with a clarification regarding this situation before PSG host Reims in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

 

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