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PSG coach Enrique 'very happy' with Mbappe ahead of French Cup semi

April 03, 2024 00:00:00

PARIS, Apr 02 (AFP): Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday he was "very happy" with star attacker Kylian Mbappe during a press conference on the eve of his side's French Cup semi-final clash with Rennes, as he downplayed rumours of a rift. Following Mbappe's announcement to the club in February that he would leave Paris at the end of his contract this summer, the Frenchman has seen his playing minutes reduced and he looked visibly unhappy when substituted off with half an hour to play in PSG's 2-0 win at Marseille on Sunday.

Asked about Mbappe's attitude when leaving the pitch at the Velodrome, PSG's Spanish coach Luis Enrique said: "What's curious is everything that's being said based on a piece of false news.

"Someone has invented an insult (based on a lipreading of a video showing Mbappe as he made his way off the pitch) and then from that comes all kinds of speculations."

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