Didier Deschamps calls on Christophe Galtier to rest Kylian Mbappé at PSG

Speaking to Téléfoot ahead of France’s Nations League tie against Denmark on Sunday evening, France manager Didier Deschamps has spoken on Kylian Mbappé’s game time at Paris Saint-Germain in the run up to the World Cup. He called upon Parisian manager Christophe Galtier to rest France’s star striker:

“I know he still wants to play Kylian. But from time to time: to be able to breathe a little bit, to have a few good minutes less, it won’t fail him, quite the contrary.”

With Mbappé being such a key figure for both France and PSG, comparisons are starting to be drawn between the two sides, with the star-striker preferring to play in the French system with a figurehead such as Giroud to work off: 

“I’m playing differently. Different things are asked of me here with regard to my club. I have a lot more freedom here. The coach knows he has a number 9 like Oliv’ [Giroud] who occupies the defence and I can stroll around and go into the spaces. It’s different at PSG, you don’t have that. I get asked to play as a pivot, it’s different.”

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