Arnaud Kalimuendo was one of the top performers in Paris Saint-Germain’s recent 9-0 win over Ligue 2 side Le Havre. He contributed a goal and an assist for the team and shined in off-ball situations as well.
His father, Arthur Kalimuendo, was among those watching and rooting for Arnaud during the game. Like many within the club, he has high potential in Arnaud and views him as a possible key contributor for PSG down the road. In an interview with Le Parisien, Arthur discussed the high expectations that he has of Arnaud and why the PSG youngster will soon become a household name.
“People will find out about Arnaud,” Arthur said “We’re only at the beginning, but I don’t like the logic that he’s young. Some players are precocious, so we mustn’t be afraid to give them time to play. The demands are higher, but for me he’s ready to go the distance.”
Much has been said over PSG and how it has not been as invested in its own youth talents. Tanguy Kouassi and Adil Aouchiche are two prime examples of this with both players having recently departed. Arthur hopes that Arnaud will not follow the same fate. He spoke about Arnaud’s future and his wish that his son can make PSG home for a very long time.
“There are some details to be settled, but there’s no worry about that, we’re going to move forward with the club,” Arthur said. “The logical thing would be for all these children trained in Paris to stay. They really want to make a career in their training club. I’m really sorry Tanguy and Adil left the club, it was really the future of the club. They decided, they have their reasons. Our logic is that Arnaud has the potential to stay in Paris for a long time, to establish himself in his club and make a career there.”
Arthur has full confidence that PSG sporting director, Leonardo, will see Arnaud as a player whom he can rely on for years to come.
“Things are going well with the managers,” Arthur said. “They’re nice and we trust Leonardo, who wants to rebuild the team.”
For now, Arnaud will continue to look to impress PSG’s coaching staff over the upcoming friendlies.
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