The striker left the field of play in the Paris team's away win against Lorient
* Kylian Mbappé's departure that caused concern
When there are 14 days left for the opening of the World Cup of Qatar, one of the teams that suffered the most losses in the run-up to the start of the competition, added two concerns in the last few hours. It is that Karim Benzema's absence for the match between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano, was added toKylian Mbappé's exit before the endin PSG's 2-1 away win over Lorient
With five minutes remaining, coach Christophe Galtier decided to take the French striker off the pitch . The number 7 of the Parisian team came out and in his place Pedro Sarabia entered. As explained by the media RMC Sport, from France, Mbappé would have suffered a “small puncture in the adductors”. At the same time, the local press reports that the player was analyzed by the medical staff in the stadium locker room.
In a first contact with the journalists on site, the PSG manager He downplayed the change and was blunt about the health status of his top star: “It's nothing serious”, he said.
As can be seen in the images, the attacker sat on the bench and began to be consulted by several collaborators. Minutes later, he left with several members of the staff before the referee of the game decreed the end. PSG was left with a new victory, number 12 in the French league, -it also has two draws- that allows it to be the only leader in Ligue 1 with 38 points, five more than its immediate pursuer, Lens.
< /p>Mbappé had to be replaced with five minutes to go in Lorient-PSG (REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)
“Nothing serious. We saw the news about Karim (Benzema) in the early afternoon, but nothing serious about Kylian. Kylian put in the effort, he was hugely in demand, it's much better to ask and have him come out than risk staying or being on court completely absent”, Galtier analyzed.
When asked if he saw that the soccer players who will soon participate in the World Cup with their national teams took care of themselves, the French coach was forceful in his analysis. “The World Cup question has not influenced Neymar's performance, it may have influenced others, some who have recently returned from injury and who have automatically been to the World Cup is on the minds of the players. They have a hard time managing themselves, ”he said.
And he added: “There is always information that can make you doubt. You feel like you're playing at 100%, but today I've seen some restraint, linked to fatigue, plus the announcement of the national teams in a few days. In this context there is an effort that we make a little less, we are a little fearful in duels. That's all… But fatigue also made it difficult in the second half”.
From now on, it will be necessary to see if Paris Saint Germain will give an official medical report in the hours on the attacker who has just been world champion with France in Russia 2018. Precisely, the coach of Le Bleus, Didier Deschamps, will give the list of 26 players who They will seek the second consecutive title of the French team on November 9. It must be remembered that the coach will not count in the World Cup due to injury with midfielders N'Golo Kanté, from Chelsea, and Paul Pogba, who returned to Juventus.