This past week, Kylian Mbappé and Paris Saint-Germain have found themselves in the news for various reports, including the 23-year-old’s desire not to play the No. 9 role on the team.
After PSG’s 1-0 win over Olympique de Marseille in Le Classique on Sunday, the France international spoke with reporters. He discussed the news regarding a possible exit and the capital club’s formation that sees him as the striker.
Furthermore, Mbappé had to respond to his recent “#pivotgang” remarks that caused a lot of talk in the football media, reflecting a particular frustration at the idea of playing as a center forward.
“You have to adapt,” Mbappé told reporters (h/t RMC Sport). “The coach decided to play like that, he explained to us, we worked the week, we play like that. Say if you are right or not, well today we were right to change the system.”
“As in the other system, I followed the coach’s instructions; I did everything he asked of me, as I think all the players. On arrival, we managed to win this match, we are very happy.”
Sporting advisor Luis Campos did bring in a striker in Hugo Ekitike, but the 20-year-old needs more time to be ready to take the baton full-time. As a result, the club chief could be in the market for a center-forward this January window, which will see Mbappé give up this role.
However, Campos could also wait until next summer to fill the role, as the French giants were recently linked to Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez.