As reported by L’Équipe and RMC, PSG striker Kylian Mbappé has come to the defence of teammate Idrissa Gueye on Instagram after Gueye was involved in the incident that put Mbappé’s ability to play the key Champions League tie with Real Madrid on Wednesday in doubt.
After news leaked that it was Gueye’s studs that connected with the top of Mbappé’s left foot during a training game, which caused the 23-year-old to yelp and go down in pain, Gueye and his wife were both forced to suspend comments on their social media accounts due to the levels of hate and abuse received in response to the incident.
Last night, Mbappé shared a message of support for Gueye via Instagram, posting: “All together, always. This is Paris,” alongside a photo of him and Gueye celebrating a goal. Mbappé is now expected to feature against Real Madrid despite the foot issue after the injury was shown to be less serious than first thought.