Kylian Mbappe delivered blunt reality check after latest PSG dressing room feud

The Paris Saint-Germain dressing room is rife with disagreements – and Christophe Galtier’s decision to strip Kylian Mbappe of the club’s vice-captainship for Sunday’s game against Lille could create even more tension

Kylian Mbappe was relieved of PSG vice-captain(FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Divisions in the Paris Saint-Germain dressing room continue to undermine Christophe Galtier’s efforts to bring harmony to the Parc des Princes.

PSG have a star-studded squad with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi making up the front line. And while they have a comfortable lead at the top of Ligue 1, the constant reports of squad fractures are worrying.

Last month, Galtier made Mbappe the club’s vice-captain without informing previous incumbent Presnel Kimpembe. The longtime PSG defender released a statement on social media to confirm the news, which was not well received in the camp.

Kimpembe said: “I was not made aware of this decision, that is completely wrong… Despite that, I will always respect the club’s decisions.”

Galtier added: “He deserves to have that armband when Marquinhos isn’t there because he chose to stay.”

But he has now completely reversed his original decision to make Mbappe vice-captain. PSG hosted Lille in Ligue 1 on Sunday afternoon and with Marquinhos unavailable with a hamstring injury, it was expected that Mbappe would captain the side at the Parc des Princes.

However, when the teams emerged from the tunnel, Kimpembe was wearing the captain’s armband.

The captain confusion is just the latest example of PSG’s dysfunctional nature this season. GOAL France have reported that Marquinhos is furious with his defending partner Kimpembe for undermining his captaincy by disobeying his orders and apologizing to fans over loudspeakers after a defeat by Monaco.

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