Following Kylian Mbappé’s hat-trick against Reims on November 11, Luis Enrique expressed his dissatisfaction with the French striker’s performance. This Friday, in a press conference with the national team, Mbappé responded to the Spanish coach’s critiques.
Mbappé is not upset. Despite the criticisms through the media from Luis Enrique regarding his involvement in collective play, the PSG forward took it in stride. On Friday with the French national team, he addressed the topic openly.
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“You should ask him why the timing. I took it very well; he is a great coach and has a lot to teach me. From day one, I told him he would have no problem with me. I have always worked very well with the coaches I have had. I am a demanding player with myself, so if I find that demand, it suits me,” said Kylian Mbappé.
“I have always worked very well with the different coaches I have had, like the coach (Didier Deschamps), Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel… They are coaches who, in quotation marks, spoke to me ‘very, very badly.’ It did not prevent me from playing very well and having very good performance and very good relationships with them. I am a very demanding player with myself, so if I find that demand with my coach, I am very happy. I know it will take me very high. I don’t necessarily need the coach to say every day that I am the best in the world for me to play well,” concluded Mbappé.