Mbappé: a league of trouble

first_imgAnd since there are not two without three, there was a third public rifirrafe between the two. This, the most obvious. It was against Montpellier on February 1. PSG won 0-5, Mbappé had scored the fourth goal and in the 69th minute Tuchel replaced him with Icardi. The star again did not hide her anger at the change. The German came to grab his face to explain, but the striker did not want to know anything and ended up leaving the bench with a brief discussion. Asked about this incident, Tuchel was clear: “I am the coach, this is not tennis, this is soccer.” After this altercation, Leonardo, Parisian sports director, had to go out and organized a meeting to three to iron out rough edges. An encounter revealed by Le Parisien, which hinted that the relationship between player and coach was about to finally explode. Mbappé has the ambition to become the best player in the world and did not understand how being the jewel in the club’s crown, as they insisted the previous summer to appease him, the coach changed him on a recurring basis. A behavior that was criticized in France, accusing him of having ‘Neymarized’. The meeting between club, coach and footballer cooled spirits and served to sign a truce that lasted until the coronavirus crisis stopped the league in France and has ended up giving the title to PSG. The third league followed by Mbappé with PSG and, without a doubt, the most convulsive.Madrid, attentive and hopefulAnd while, Real Madrid remains attentive to what happens in Paris with his platonic love. Because Mbappé, 21, is the great objective of the entity of Concha Espina, who had set himself the next summer to hit the rush in the signing and continue to approach him, but that will postpone it to 2021 due to this coronavirus crisis and its effects on economies. Efforts will focus on taking crack next year, one before his contract ends (2022). PSG is aware of the scenario and knows that in Madrid they trust that the player does not renew and thus push the French club into a negotiation. But, as AS publishes this Wednesday, the French position is iron: it does not sell. Leonardo, PSG’s sports director, prefers that he leave free in 2022 rather than accept an offer in the summer of 2021, for whatever amount. A position that the player environment does not like, that continues to fulfill its part of not prolonging his contract … This background sea and an injury (he lost six games) largely conditioned the start of the league for Mbappé (a goal in the first two months), who took the pedal stroke and was reunited with his exuberant version. But in December the public friction with Tuchel began. In just three days, the star and the coach staged their differences twice. On December 4, against Nantes, the Frenchman was upset when he was replaced by Icardi in the 78th minute, with 2-0 in favor and after having scored one goal of the victory. On December 7, against Montpellier and with the victory in his pocket (1-3), Tuchel decided to remove him from the field in the 90th minute after scoring a goal and giving an assist. The player’s face reflected his discontent and again showed his anger. Tuchel approached to greet him, but Mbappé made an objection to him and did not even want to look at him … PSG was officially proclaimed champion in France on Thursday, after the FFF’s decision to end the season and use the point ratio to determine the final ranking. Third title in a row for the club chaired by Al-Khelaifi and also, therefore, for Kylian Mbappé, who also finishes as the championship’s top scorer (18 goals), tied with Ben Yedder. This title is the snap to a league that for the striker has been marked by controversy. His public disagreements with his coach, Thomas Tuchel, were frequent and evidenced a tension between the two that required the club’s intervention to put on cold cloths.The campaign started with the echo of the words that Mbappé spoke at the closing gala of the previous season, claiming more gallons in a team in which Neymar continued to monopolize the media spotlights and the pampering of Al-Khelaifi and Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, owner of the club. “I think it is time to take more responsibility. Perhaps in Paris I will be happy, but perhaps in another place also with a new project. If I talk about this again it is too much. It was the message I wanted to send “he concluded. The public complaint of one of its stars did not sit well with the club. “The players will have to do more, work more (…) They are not to please themselves. And if they don’t agree, the doors are open. Ciao! I no longer want star behaviors “, Al-Khelaifi warned in France Football. Days later, he wanted to close any open door to the controversy: “Mbappé stays at 200%.”center_img FRANCK FIFE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Tuchel grabs Mbappé’s face, against Montpellier.FRANCK FIFE (AFP)last_img read more

Greeks and Australians protest whaling

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Whales are a precious aspect throughout Greek mythology, and today, people from Athens to Adelaide have been protesting as part of Worldwide Anti-Whaling Day.As a culture, we love the beach, we love going to the beach, and we don’t want to see that threatened. Speaking ahead of the event, organiser Mary Verikios said she was expecting at least 50 Greek Australians to turn up in Melbourne to protest “the cruel and unnecessary slaughter of whales”. “As a culture, we love the beach, we love going to the beach, and we don’t want to see that threatened,” she said. The Worldwide Anti-Whaling Day website lists protests in over 50 cities worldwide, including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and Athens. The use of social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have seen the word of these protests spread with rapid speed. “People are so passionate, and the news of these protests has travelled very fast,” Ms Verikios said. She said if whaling were to continue at current levels, it would have detrimental effects to not just whales, but other sea life. “In 25 years’ time, we won’t have squid, can you imagine that?” she asked. In 2007, the Greek government were one of several new signatories to the International Whaling Convention. Earlier this year, the Australian government decided to take legal action against Japan over its whale hunting. Ms Verikios said this was a positive step, but that communities needed to continue to demand waters be protected, and whale sanctuaries to be put in place. “Legal action could take years to achieve an outcome, but in the meantime, 1000 whales are being slaughtered,” she said. Ms Verikios said she expected hundreds of “ordinary Australians” to turn up to the demonstrations. “I’m really not a rallying kind of person,” she said. “I just really love the sea.”last_img read more