Arnaud Kalimuendo was one of Paris Saint-Germain’s top performers in its recent 9-0 win over Ligue 2 side Le Havre, logging two goal contributions in the match.
His father, Arthur Kalimuendo, was among those watching and rooting for Arnaud during the match. In an interview with Le Parisien, Arthur touched on the high expectations that he has for his son.
“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 about PSG and how it has simply not provided its youth talents with enough opportunities to contribute to the first-team. Tanguy Kouassi and Adil Aouchiche are two prime examples of this, and they each ended up departing from the club. Arthur hopes that Arnaud will not follow this same fate.
“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 also has full “trust” in PSG sporting director Leonardo.
“Things are going well with the managers,” Arthur said. “They’re nice, and we trust Leonardo, who wants to rebuild the team.”
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