Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has hit out at the French FA (FFF) for the manner in which he learned that Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for Covid-19.

It was revealed by the media on Monday that the 21-year-old forward had the virus and had left the France national team camp ahead of their Nations League match against Croatia on Tuesday.

A statement from the FFF quickly followed up, but Leonardo claims that no-one had informed PSG of their player having contracted the coronavirus.

“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.”

Asked if he was forced to call the player to receive the communication, he said: “Exactly. He is at home and we learned that from him. 

“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. Continue reading

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