The French national team’s head coach Didier Deschamps has ruled out Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe due to an injury. So, among other football news, Deschamps, the France head coach has let Mbappe go back to PSG from international duty.
Didier Deschamps, France’s head coach, has spoken out about his decision to allow Kylian Mbappe to return to Paris Saint-Germain.
The France coach took this call after Mbappe suffered a minor injury while playing in the World Cup qualifiers.
Deschamps had to send in a substitute for Mbappe in Les Bleus’ 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw. This was because Mbappe had suffered a calf injury mid-play.
France’s national team drew 1-1 with the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Group D on Wednesday.
France Head Coach Has Let Mbappe Go Back to PSG
The French Football Federation announced on Thursday that Kylian Mbappe had been granted permission to leave the camp.
Mbappe will now leave to return to PSG ahead of Saturday’s game against Ukraine and Tuesday’s game against Finland.
The 22-year-old’s calf injury is not that serious. But Deschamps is nonetheless unwilling to take any chances by playing him in France’s next two matches.
“I’ll be clear about this. Kylian felt something late in the game,” Deschamps said at a news conference on Friday.
“We have done all the tests. The recovery period is very short and a muscle problem was ruled out, but an issue persists,” the coach continued.
“It is an injury he had with his club in May,” Deschamps then revealed, about the history of the injury.
“He felt the same pain and missed the second leg against Manchester City in the Champions League,” he added.
“I felt there was no possibility he could be used before Tuesday so didn’t see the point in keeping him.”