In an interview with L’Equipe, Leonardo unleashes his criticism of Kylian Mbappé and openly defends PSG in their conflict.
The former sporting director of PSG, Leonardo, stated, “For the good of PSG, I believe the time has come for Mbappé to leave, no matter how it happens. Paris Saint-Germain existed before Kylian Mbappé, and it will exist after him.” This statement comes from the Brazilian, who was ousted last year to make way for Mbappé’s close associate, Luis Campos.
“With his behavior over the past two years, Mbappé has shown that he is not yet a player capable of truly leading a team. He is a great player but not a leader. He is a great goal scorer but not a creator. It’s difficult to build a team around him,” added Leonardo.
It is evident from Leonardo’s remarks that he believes Mbappé’s departure would be beneficial for PSG, questioning the player’s ability to be a guiding force and suggesting that his style of play doesn’t lend itself to being the centerpiece of a team.