Jean-Michel Larque has laid into Kylian Mbappe for his recent performances
Former France international Jean-Michel Larque has criticized Mbappe's performance in recent weeks, saying that Mbappe has no place at PSG at the moment and is more interested in humiliating his opponents than playing football.
Mauricio Pochettino won his first trophy with PSG last week. In the team's 2-1 victory over Marseille, Icardi and Neymar scored and Mbappe received only one yellow card from the referee. Larque, who has a history of playing and coaching at PSG, believes that if the player wants to remain one of the world's best players, he must make fundamental changes in his game.
Kylian Mbappe has no place at Paris Saint-Germain right now,
” Larque told RMC Sport's Top of the Foot show. “
I'm not going to drill a hole in his skull and find out what's in there, but he's complicating things. He's complicating everything he does. Why is doing rabonas? Why is he doing twelve stepovers if he's just staying in the same place
“The boy needs a detoxification, a cure for his football which is totally polluted with unnecessary moves. What gives a boy like his his strength is his speed, but we're not seeing that anymore.”
Larque believes Pochettino can help Mbappe get back on track
I'm going to see if Pochettino has more courage than Tuchel, or more of a hold of Mbappe
,” he said.
“I don't know the little secrets of Camp des Loges, I don't know if it was Tuchel who commanded Mbappe or the other way around
“He needs to go clear his mind and watch some videos where he plays one-twos or drops deep for the ball. Today he wants the ball at his feet so he can ridicule his opponent. Obviously with his burst of speed he can get past opponents, but he will lose the ball in behind. I don't have the stats, but against OM he lost an incredible number of balls.”