Paris Saint-Germain sports activities director Leonardo has returned to Zinedine Zidane after the pinnacle of Actual Madrid talked about Kylian Mbape's childhood dream of taking part in for the Spanish giants.
Zidane mentioned Mbabel's admiration for Madrid as a child throughout a press convention on Tuesday earlier than the Champions League conflict with Galatasaray, and Leonardo was removed from pleased.
"Truthfully it's a bit irritating" said the Brazilian after a 1: 0 win against Club Brugge Within the Parc des Princes PSG confirmed the secure entry into the Champions League of the final phases. "I believe it's not the time to speak about it.
"Firstly, Kylian has been with us for 2 and a half years, and once I discuss goals and wills on a regular basis, I believe it's time to cease.
"Kylian is essential to us – he's the perfect younger French participant, a world champion and probably the greatest gamers on this planet, so this isn’t the time to beat and destabilize him – truthfully, it's time." cease."
Leonardo additionally stated that regardless of the good curiosity in Mbappe, the 20-year-old is not going to go anyplace within the foreseeable future.
"Everybody desires him," stated Leonardo. "Nevertheless, no one can get him."
Leonardo additionally responded to the current hypothesis that introduced coach Thomas Tuchel with the vacant FC Bayern Munich in conjunction.
"See, I even noticed that we talked a few departure and all that," he instructed RMC Sport. "We’re in direct contact on a regular basis and every thing.
"It’s true that Thomas was already right here once I arrived, there are lots of issues we nonetheless must learn about one another, however that is the way it works between a sports activities director and a coach who has already been in. The coach has his concepts . " and that is essential.
"Moreover, I've by no means been contacted by anybody – he by no means requested me to depart and I by no means instructed him something – there's no story – nothing in any respect."
Leonardo additionally accused Michel Platini of "jealousy" after the previous UEFA president questioned the id of the PSG and the shortage of French affect.
The giants of Ligue 1 journey subsequent within the Champions League Group A to Actual Madrid. A draw or higher to know secures first place.