France defender Presnel Kimpembe has revealed that he was not made aware of the decision of Paris Saint-Germain to make Kylian Mbappé vice-captain at his expense.
Kimpembe 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 scored five goals in PSG’s 7-0 demolishing of sixth-tier Pays de Cassel in the French Cup.
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, PSG head coach Christopher Galtier revealed that Mbappe 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.
Galtier claims have since come as a shock to many, especially for Kimpembe who has been the second in command in recent years.
And on Tuesday Kimpembe 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.”