During the match between Rennes and PSG, there was a very curious sight. When Kylian Mbappe, who did not start, was waiting on the sidelines to come on in the 55th minute to replace Hugo Ekitike, Bruno Genesio, the opposing coach, approached Kylian and spoke in his ear. But what did he say to him?
At the end of the match, the coach unveiled those words to Prime Video’s microphones.
« I congratulated him for everything he does, for everything he has done and for everything he will do again, » assured the Rennes boss, who went on to explain the reasons for his admiration for Mbappe.
« In addition to the great player he is, he is also someone I appreciate. Because at his age, with all that he has done, he retains a humility, a simplicity…
« It’s not the first time I’ve seen him, I met him one day in Clairefontaine. He stopped to greet me. These are gestures that say a lot about his personality and his education. »
A missed chance
The coach emerged victorious from his duel with PSG and Rennes beat the Parisians by the minimum with a goal from Hamari Traore. A result that could have been different if Mbappe had converted when he had a clear chance in the 69th minute.
The striker received a great pass from Leo Messi and, alone in front of the goalkeeper, sent the ball over the crossbar. That could have been it, at least the equalizer, because by then Rennes were already leading 1-0.
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