Paris Saint-Germain Sporting Director, Leonardo Araújo, has come out to reveal his disappointment in the French Football Federation (FFF) after they failed to tell the club when Kylian Mbappe tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Mbappe has been on international duties with the French National Team in the UEFA Nations League and the 21-year-old has been vital for Didier Deschamps men.
The PSG star scored the only goal to give Les Bleus a 1-0 victory over in their first game in group 3 against Sweden.
Following a protocol Covid-19 test on Sunday, Kylian Mbappe’s result came back positive and the forward was subsequently released from the French squad and sent back to Paris.
The French Football Federation then released a statement that Mbappe had tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss France’s UEFA Nations League clash against Croatia on Tuesday.
However, Paris Saint-Germain President, Leonardo, has slammed the FFP for the way they handled the situation, claiming the FFF showed a lack of respect to the French champions by not notifying the club of the test result.
Speaking to RMC, Leonardo said “I find it completely unacceptable that we learn from the press that one of our players is positive,” he told RMC.
“They released a statement and sent the player home but no one from the federation has communicated this to us. No one has contacted us.
“Are we managing? Everyone gives lectures to PSG, that we’re poorly managed. But when this happens, it’s still PSG that have to manage the problems, despite not knowing about them.
“PSG are always the bad guys in the story. It is a lack of respect to never communicate with the club. We did not speak with anyone.
“We only spoke with Mbappe. We were the ones who had to put the pressure on. It is unacceptable.”
Mbappe would now miss France’s remaining fixtures and could also miss PSG’s Ligue 1 opener against Lens on Thursday
Paris Saint-Germain could now start their league defense without a host of their key players after Mbappe joins Neymar, Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Keylor Navas, and Marquinhos to be the latest PSG player to contract the virus.