Thomas Tuchel doesn’t think Kylian Mbappe could use the current situation to leave the club in summer.
PSG head coach had a pitch line row with World Cup champions during the latest match against Montpellier. Mbappe was furious as he has been substituted in the second half.
As reported after the match, Paris-Saint Germain sporting director had a conversation with the player and the coach, but Mbappe’s future is still uncertain as the player has reportedly rejected another contract extension offer.
“I can’t think that Mbappe might use this situation as a reason to leave the club,” Tuchel said (via Mirror).
“He is one of our players, he has a contract. I took that decision and this is the coach’s job.
“It’s not personal between us. It’s just a thing between a player who doesn’t want to be substituted and a coach who has reasons to do so, because he has players on the bench who need and deserve to play.
“The problem is there are cameras, fans, journalists, and a lot of people want to talk about it. This is why I was sad. There were a lot of positive things to talk about on the pitch.
“I talked with Leonardo (the sporting director), as we usually do, at 11, after the game. But it will be between us and the staff, it stays in the locker room.”
Liverpool and Real Madrid are the two clubs interested in signing 21-year-old forward.