France suffered a 2-0 defeat against Denmark in their UEFA Nations League clash on Sunday as the Blues failed to show the form that made them the winner of the tournament this year.
As a result of the defeat, France manager Didier Deschamps wants to take precautionary measures ahead of the coming FIFA World Cup in Qatar and he wants Kylian Mbappe’s playing time reduced at the Paris Saint-Germain so that he can approach the World Cup full of energy and fresh.
Deschamps has sounded that he wants the World Cup winner to play fewer minutes for Paris Saint-Germain between the September international break and the 2022 World Cup kicking off in November.
Mbappe is key to PSG’s attack, but the World Cup-winning coach wants him to arrive in Qatar with energy to burn.
“I know that they want Kylian to play, but he needs to be allowed to breathe a little from time to time,” Deschamps told Telefoot.
“He needs to play fewer minutes. It won’t hurt him, quite the opposite actually.”
The former AS Monaco attacker has started each of PSG’s nine Ligue 1 and Champions League games so far this season, scoring an impressive total of 10 goals.
PSG boss Christophe Galtier may turn things back onto Deschamps though, as Mbappe played the full 90 minutes for the national team’s last two games against Austria and Denmark respectively.