Foot PSG – Kimpembe, Mbappé and the armband-gate, Daniel Riolo lights up Galtier

Foot PSG – Kimpembe, Mbappé and the armband-gate, Daniel Riolo lights up Galtier

Monday evening, Kylian Mbappé was the captain of PSG on the lawn of Lens to face the amateurs of the Pays de Cassel in the Coupe de France. Presnel Kimpembe reacted to the statements of Christophe Galtier, accused by Daniel Riolo of not having assumed his decision until the end.

After the meeting, Christophe Galtier reconsidered his decision to entrust the captain’s armband to Kylian Mbappé, while Marquinhos, Marco Verratti and Presnel Kimpembe were absent. The Paris Saint-Germain coach confided that Kylian Mbappé was the second captain of the club, a declaration which surprised insofar as, since the beginning of the season, it is Presnel Kimpembe who is the vice-captain in Paris and who replaces Marquinhos if necessary. Angry, the French international expressed his incomprehension on social networks, explaining that the club had not informed him of his downgrading and that therefore he was still the vice-captain of Paris Saint-Germain according to him.

Four vice-captains behind Marquinhos?


According to information from L’Equipe, Christophe Galtier and Presnel Kimpembe had an explanation on this subject in order to avoid any misunderstanding. The PSG coach expressed his confidence in Kimpembe, reminding him that in his eyes, Marquinhos was the captain and that behind the Brazilian, there were four players potentially captains on the same line: Marco Verratti, Sergio Ramos and therefore Presnel Kimpembe as well as Kylian Mbappé. Internally, we ensure that the incident is closed. “There are four vice-captains: Kimpembe, Verratti, Mbappé and Ramos, in no order of preference. Monday, Kimpembe and Verratti were forfeited, there remained Mbappé and Ramos. Due to his seniority and what he represents in this project, Kylian was therefore captain. slips a source close to Christophe Galtier.

Riolo turns on the management of Galtier at PSG

But while this controversy has erupted in a totally unnecessary way, Daniel Riolo wonders about the atmosphere that reigns internally at PSG so that such a small spark can suddenly start a fire. “This story of vice-captainship is a joke! Do we encounter the ridiculousness in which this club is sinking. Supposedly he was going to face and overcome a revolution last summer thanks to dos Campos/Galtier. Galtier was not damned to say in the eyes to Kimpembe that he was withdrawing this status of vice-captain” plague the RMC journalist before concluding.


“Obviously they make us believe that they have restored order by inventing a story of four vice-captains. It’s totally ridiculous! We will now have to tell Mbappé ‘wait for Kylian, I guessed you are in the pool of the four vice-captains and when Marquinhos is not there I would choose at the last moment’. And if it’s Kimpembe chosen and not Kylian Mbappé the first time, well, it’s dead” dropped Daniel Riolo, who also confided that he would like Mbappé to be PSG’s No. 1 captain… ahead of Marquinhos. An opinion more and more massively shared in the French capital while Galtier struggles to simply assume that the former Monegasque is the vice-captain.