For PSG there’s only really two games that matter in Ligue 1.
Normally it would be against their closest challengers Monaco and Le Classique – the major clash against Marseille.
99% of the time all the PSG players have to do is turn up and they’ll walk it, but against Marseille they actually have to turn up on time.
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Unfortunately for Kylian Mbappe and Adrien Rabiot, who turned up late for a team meeting, Thomas Tuchel wasn’t playing around.
According to several reports Mbappe strolled up after the meeting had started and left Tuchel so p***** off that he decided to drop the 19-year-old.
With all the money in the world you would think PSG would have an elite replacement for their starlet.
Instead, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting started up front for the Parisians.
Just to clear up exactly what happened the World Cup winning, most-expensive teenager in history was dropped for a player who was relegated to the Championship with Stoke last season.
Tuchel was apparently furious and even consummate professional Gigi Buffon had to have a word with the youngster.
But as if to prove that Tuchel was taking the whole situation too far, Mbappe responded in the best way possible.
Just three minutes after being resentfully thrown on with the score 0-0, Mbappe broke the deadlock.
He channelled his inner R9 and burst past the last defender as if he wasn’t even there.
His sheer gas sent him clear with so much ease it looked embarrassingly easy for the Frenchman then he nonchalantly slotted it past Steve Madanda.
Scoring his 10th goal in seven league games to become Europe’s top scorer.
Mbappe even added a bit of sass after his performance, “A great team relies on leaders, and they need to make a difference at key moments, and I’m ready to take on that role today, I did it today.”
France’s golden boy has so far had one of the most remarkable rises in world football, but this was a little insight into his new found status.
However, having rescued PSG from a stalemate against their biggest rivals will Tuchel drop him again?
At least he showed he has the cajones.
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