While Kylian Mbappé has still not extended to PSG, Jérôme Rothen returned to the role of Brazilian sporting director Leonardo on Wednesday night in the After on RMC. For the member of the Dream Team, the Brazilian leader has not made the right decisions since he returned to the helm. And his choices have a negative impact on the French world champion.
After the loss of the title of champion of France, will PSG lose its star Kylian Mbappé? To date, the striker of the France team has still not extended in the capital. While his contract expires in a year, the prospect of leaving this summer or in a year, free and therefore free, is growing. It would certainly be a failure for Paris Saint-Germain.
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“Leonardo hasn’t changed the atmosphere in the locker room”
For Jérôme Rothen, the management of PSG may not have done everything to keep his star. The member of the Dream Team has returned to the After on Leonardo’s missions since the Brazilian sporting director returned to the helm in 2019. “It worked very well at the beginning. He (Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, the president) s It is said that Leonardo was going to take all that in charge and that he was going to take a step back. What he did. Even in the interviews, we no longer heard him Nasser. Leonardo had missions. arrival, for me his return is a failure. Especially on an essential point: he did not change the atmosphere of the locker room. He left the power to some like Neymar who is a great player and to others who do not. are not great communicators and who, above all, do not have a great professional conscience concerning invisible recovery. For me, it is problematic. “
“Mbappé wants to change the mentality”
And Rothen to continue on the consequences of these choices on Mbappé: “When you are in France and the locker room is South American, Spanish or even Italian and that in the morning, you speak Spanish, it is a problem. Even for the players French, and it is not only Kylian Mbappé… There is Presnel Kimpembe who represents us in the France team. All this should perhaps shock them. They perhaps want that to change! If Leonardo is not able to do it, Mbappé, in view of his status can say: “You want me to stay? OK, then change something! “This does not mean that he imposes players but that he wants to change the mentality”, concludes Jérôme Rothen.