When it rains, it pours at Paris Saint-Germain.
Earlier this season, we had Kylian Mbappé getting into a sideline altercation with PSG manager Thomas Tuchel and then after the 2-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, Neymar Jr. criticized the club for not allowing him to play leading up to the match. Now, reports indicate that another member of the Fantastic Four is not happy with Tuchel.
Since the start of 2020, Mauro Icardi has struggled to regain his early-season form and was not surprisingly benched for the match against Dortmund. According to SoccerLink (via Diario AS), Icardi was furious at Tuchel’s decision.
The report reveals that Icardi was so upset with the decision that he threw several chairs on the floor. After he had time to collect his thoughts and calm down, it’s said that Icardi was silent and barely opened his mouth until the team returned to Paris.
Icardi was on the bench but Tuchel never brought him on despite chasing a goal late in the match against Dortmund. The fact that the manager only made one substitution, Pablo Sarabia for Angel Di Maria, does lead you to believe that perhaps he was sending a message to Icardi.
On loan from Inter Milan, it was assumed that PSG would pick up Icardi’s €65 million option to buy at the end of the season but reports have started to leak out that Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, may not be sold on the Argentine striker.
While he was banging in goals (19 goals in 28 appearances for PSG this season), his presence wasn’t an issue but if this report of him throwing chairs is true, this could be the beginning of the end of his time in the French capital.
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