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Kimpembe makes revelation after demotion

Kimpembe reveals how he found out he has been replaced by Mbappe as PSG's vice captain

January 24, 2023 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The Frenchman took to social media to explain how he found out about his demotion.

Presnel Kimpembe has revealed on social media that he was not made aware of the decision of Paris Saint-Germain to make Kylian Mbappé vice-captain at his expense. The Frenchman has however maintained that he will always respect the decision amid claims that a fallout could be brewing in the dressing room. 

On Monday, Mbappe delivered another five star performance by inspiring Les Parisians to an 7-0 demolishing of sixth-tier Pays de Cassel in the French Cup. The 24-year-old led the onslaught by scoring three goals in a 10-minute period towards the end of the first half. He proceeded to add to two more goals in the second-half, with Neymar Jr and Carlos Soler getting a goal apiece. 

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, following the conclusion of the game manager Christopher Galtier revealed that the French forward has been the vice-captain since the summer and, as a result, it was just standard procedure for the him to lead in the absence of the team captain.

The French coach's claims have since come as a shock to many, especially for Presnel Kimpembe who has been the second in command in recent years. On Tuesday the French defender took to his social media to reveal that he was not informed of his demotion but, instead, saw the news about Mbappe's being the vice captain on social media. 

"In the last few hours I have been able to hear and read a lot about myself," he wrote on his official social media accounts.

"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."

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