PSG Giving Kylian Mbappe Captaincy Would Remove ‘Freedom,’ Ex-Player Believes

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe wore the captain’s armband when he became the capital club’s all-time leading goal scorer. However, can this be a permanent option? One former believes that wouldn’t be a good idea. 

Former PSG forward Youri Djorkaeff spoke with Téléfoot (h/t Paris Fans) about Mbappe possibly being the permanent captain for the French giants. However, Djorkaeff feels that the responsibilities of a captaincy might hinder the 24-year-old. 

“I think what is interesting with Mbappé is that he is free,” Djorkaeff told the French media outlet. “Free to express themselves, free to support their team. The armband is another responsibility; maybe he will lose a little of that freedom.”

Additionally, Djorkaeff discussed how Mbappe has separated himself from the attacking trio that PSG boosts. While the capital club has Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr., it’s the Frenchman who has stood out and has put himself at the forefront of the group. 

“He managed to impose his paw while there are big stars at PSG,” Djorkaeff continued. “But, it has made more than a nice place. He started from this trio and sometimes it is he who is in front. I think that’s what is a great success.”

Mbappe will now attempt to put the PSG attack on his back and help the French giants overcome the 1-0 hole that the squad finds itself in heading into the UEFA Champions League second leg against Bayern Munich on Wednesday at Allianz Arena. 

Tags Kylian Mbappé Youri Djorkaeff
Follow Us