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Leonardo slams Zidane for Mbappe comments

AFP/Paris
Filed on November 7, 2019
Kylian Mbappe

He (Mbappe) has always said it was his dream to play for Real Madrid, Zidane said

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has hit out at Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane for suggesting that Kylian Mbappe's dream was to play for the Spanish club.

"Honestly, it's a bit irritating, it's annoying," the Brazilian said following PSG's 1-0 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday, adding that "it's not the first time this has happened".

Zidane was asked about a possible move for the 20-year-old World Cup-winning star in a press conference in Madrid on Tuesday. "We will see in the future. He has always said it was his dream to play for Real Madrid," Zidane replied.

A clearly irked Leonardo, who returned to Paris for a second spell in the role of sporting director, said the comments were an attempt to unsettle the striker

 


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