Speaking to RMC Sport in the wake of Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-1 draw with Benfica, Christophe Galtier notably reacted to reports earlier in the day that Kylian Mbappé wanted to leave the club, which were refuted in the build-up to the match by Luís Campos.
Mbappé, who opened the scoring for the hosts from the spot tonight, is reportedly unhappy with his role in the PSG frontline and in the club’s project, and is said to feel “betrayed” over promises which were made before he signed his contract extension last May.
“A lot was said about him this afternoon. I haven’t spoken about it with him, the objective is to remain concentrated on the match. He gave a lot tonight, he showed he was a great player, that he was concentrated on the match and the competition.”
“We were all concentrated on the objective and on the match. A rumour becomes a piece of news, and a piece of news becomes a statement. I find that very surprising a few hours before a very important match.”