Lucas Hernandez Reacts to Kylian Mbappé’s Early Substitution in Renne Draw

Gonçalo Ramos’s late equalizer secured a 1-1 draw for Paris Saint-Germain against Stade Rennais on Sunday at Parc des Princes. However, the match’s pivotal moment occurred with Kylian Mbappé’s substitution in the 65th minute.

In a bold move, manager Luis Enrique made a decision that likely reverberated through the squad. Trailing 1-0, PSG sought an equalizer, and it materialized with Ramos drawing a foul, resulting in a penalty kick opportunity that he successfully converted.

Following the match, PSG defender Lucas Hernandez addressed the media. Of course, he had to answer a question about Enrique’s decision to substitute the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.

“Mbappé being subbed out? It’s Enrique’s decision,” Hernandez said. “He is the one who manages the team. It’s up to Enrique to make the decisions; Enrique is the boss. We have a great group with great players. It’s true that Kylian can make a difference for you at any time, but it’s the coach’s decision, and it’s up to us to continue.”

Moreover, the 25-year-old might incite displeasure among certain PSG fans by relinquishing the captain’s armband to Vitinha instead of passing it directly to Danilo Pereira. Usually, the outgoing captain passes the armband to the player, taking over leadership for the rest of the game.

As speculations swirl about his potential transfer to Real Madrid in the coming months, scenes like these could mark a sour ending to the 25-year-old’s tenure with his hometown club.

Tags Kylian Mbappé Ligue 1 Lucas Hernandez Luis Enrique Stade Rennais
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