Kimpembe Shocked After Demotion As PSG’s Vice Captain

By Chimezie Nebolisa

France and PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe said that he was not aware of the decision of the club to make Kylian Mbappévice-captain at his expense.

However, the defender has maintained that he will always respect the decision amid claims that a fallout could be brewing in the dressing room.

Mbappe scored five goals in PSG’s 7-0 demolishing of sixth-tier Pays de Cassel in the French Cup on Monday.

In the absence of first-team captain Marquinhos, and deputies Presnel Kimpembe and Marco Verratti, Mbappe was handed the armband in the night’s affair.

However, PSG head coach Christopher Galtier revealed that Mbappe has been the vice-captain since the summer and, as such was only logical for the star forward to lead the line.

Kimpembe wrote on his social media: “In the last few hours I have been able to hear and read a lot about myself. I therefore wish to make things clear in order to avoid continuing to spread false information in this regard. I was not made aware of this decision, this is completely false… That said, I will always respect the decisions of the club.”