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Why did Luis Enrique publicly criticise Kylian Mbappe?
I wanted to start today’s column with Kylian Mbappe, who had a wonderful weekend as he scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win for PSG - a perfect response after a complicated moment against AC Milan in mid-week. But then after the game, Luis Enrique gave a public interview saying that, yes, great goals by Mbappe, but he wasn’t happy with how he performed overall, he wanted more.
Enrique said he would speak to Mbappe privately, but he made it clear he wasn’t happy with how Mbappe played. In the media there have been reports of tension between the manager and the player, but I wanted to clarify the situation - there is no tension, the situation is very calm, very relaxed. There was a big tension in July, but then it was fixed and now everything is okay between Enrique and Mbappe.