PSG manager Thomas Tuchel reveals he dropped Kylian Mbappe and Adrien Rabiot from Le Classique for disciplinary reasons after ‘pair turned up late to team meeting at hotel’
- Kylian Mbappe and Adrien Rabiot were dropped from the PSG team on Sunday
- The pair were left out of the side to play Marseille due to disciplinary reasons
- PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said action had been taken place before the game
- Mbappe came off the bench to score the opener in the 2-0 win in Marseille
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed that Kylian Mbappe and Adrien Rabiot were dropped for Sunday’s Le Classique win due to disciplinary issues.
World Cup winner Mbappe and midfielder Rabiot were both surprise omissions from the PSG side that took to the field against fierce rivals Marseille at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday evening.
Both players eventually made appearances as second-half substitutes, with Mbappe scoring the crucial opener just three minutes after entering the fray.
Kylian Mbappe (pictured) and Adrien Rabiot were dropped from the PSG team on Sunday
Rabiot (pictured) and Mbappe were left out of the side to play Marseille in Sunday’s Le Classique due to disciplinary reasons
But speaking after the 2-0 win, which was rounded off by Julian Draxler’s late second, Tuchel admitted he felt unable to start the duo following a disciplinary incident.
‘It was a disciplinary issue in the hotel before the match, and that’s why we decided that they wouldn’t start,’ he said.
‘It’s a shame because I don’t like to play without Kylian and Adrien but today it was necessary and after that it’s all good, it’s finished.’
Mbappe came off the bench to score the opener on 65 minutes in the 2-0 win in Marseille
Reports in France suggest that Mbappe and Rabiot were both late to a team meeting ahead of Sunday’s clash in Marseille.
In their absence, the visitors however struggled to break down their stubborn hosts until Mbappe’s introduction.
The highly-rated pair will now look to win their places back for PSG’s home match against second-placed Lille on Friday evening.
Tuchel’s side have a 100 per cent record in Ligue 1 after 11 games and are already eight points clear at the top of the table.
Mbappe had been on the pitch just three minutes when he opened the scoring in Marseille
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