‘There are boys on the bench who want to come on… he needs to get that’: Angel Di Maria hits out at PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe for touchline bust-up with coach Thomas Tuchel
Angel Di Maria criticised Kylian Mbappe after his public falling-out with boss Thomas Tuchel during Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 victory against Montpellier.
The 20-year-old reacted angrily after being substituted after 69 minutes of the Ligue 1 clash and was involved in a furious touchline exchange with boss Thomas Tuchel.
Di Maria, who scored the second in the rout, felt that his team-mate has a lot to learn after the incident.
Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Tuchel argued on touchline during PSG’ 5-0 win over Montpellier
Team-mate Angel Di Maria threw his support behind Tuchel following the falling-out
Di Maria told Canal Plus: ‘It is very difficult, nobody wanted to go off, everyone wants to play, that’s normal.
‘Kylian wants to score, but the manager decided that he was to come off, there are boys on the bench who want to come on and have the ability, he needs to get that.’
Pablo Sarabia had put the hosts ahead after just eight minutes, before Di Maria and Daniel Congre’s own goal secured a 3-0 half-time lead.
Mbappe and Layvin Kurzawa wrapped up the win by the 65th minute, before Mbappe was withdrawn much to his frustration.
Mbappe repeatedly tried to walk past Tuchel, who put his hands around the striker’s head