PSG Coach Clarifies Mbappe Captaincy Role

Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe
Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier has provided some clarity after one star was seemingly disgruntled with Kylian Mbappe given the armband earlier this week.

Mbappe was named for in the absence of Marquinhos for the Copa del Rey clash against Pay de Cassel on Monday.

Defender Prensel Kimpembe took to social media to convey his surprise at the decision as he was the vice captain and wore the armband on two occasions this campaign.

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Galtier has now taken blame for confusion and revealed both Mbappe and Kimpembe are the vice-captains for the Ligue 1 leaders.

"It's a communication error on my part. Everyone was surprised to see Kylian captain in the Coupe de France," Galtier said at a news conference Friday.

"Kylian is one of the vice-captains of this group. We have a captain and four vice-captains who are Kimpembe, Marco [Verratti], Kylian and Sergio [Ramos].

"There is a criterion that I think is important, it's not only this criterion but also the seniority at the club. When Marquinhos is not there for some reason, choice, injury or suspension, there is another captain.

"During the match in Lens, there was no Kimpembe, there was no Marco. Marquinhos was on the bench, I decided that it was Kylian.

"I had a talk with Kimpembe to explain to him what I am explaining to you."

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