PSG: his departure, his balance, Mbappé… Leonardo without concessions

Three years after his return, Leonardo left Paris Saint-Germain almost anonymously. The Brazilian, who says he is grateful to his former bosses, returned to this second term much more agitated.

Leonardo is no longer the sporting director of PSG.

Leonardo at Paris Saint-Germain, it’s over again. After a first season between 2011 and 2013, the Brazilian has had a much more turbulent experience in the last three years.

Pointing the finger at certain statements, criticized for his inability to sell and trapped in the vice of players accused of not respecting the hierarchy, the 1998 world runner-up was shaken until the last minute. In an interview granted to the National Team, the South American returned to this intense mission.

leonardo- I leave with zero bitterness

Very serene, Leonardo assured that he had no resentment against his leaders despite the absence of official communication about his departure. Some things that are said internally must remain internal. That is what I experienced with the club. When we want to part with you, there’s no good way to say it’s over. We discussed it with the club. Maybe that’s the way I am, but I always find it a little pathetic to say Thank you very much, bye… It was not important to make a press release. stressed the main stakeholder.

Was your departure precipitated by the new elimination in the Champions League? He implied yes. When there is an important defeat like the one against Real Madrid, in the Champions League, it always arouses enormous emotion. But I just want to remember the positive. (…) I leave with zero bitterness! Honestly zero! So I have my vision. But this is not the day for pancher. It is to thank Qatar and Paris for giving me this opportunity. And I don’t do it out of demagoguery the former PSG DS continued.

A positive assessment according to Leonardo

Honest, however, maintained that this separation, even logical, makes him feel a pinch in the heart. A little, definitely. Say goodbye and we don’t see each other anymore, that’s normal. But the situation is quite understandable. And if it hadn’t happened this year, it would have happened next year or two years from now. It is difficult to think of fifteen years today. So yeah, it looks like something accomplished. After everything I’ve been through here, as a player and then as a coach, no, I have no right Leonard admitted.

In particular, he wanted to highlight his balance, positive according to his words. We could have done better, we can always do better. But I lived through two very clear stages. The first, in 2011, was construction. We started from an almost blank page. But here it was different. We had the opportunity to do something exceptional and that is what I have to thank Qatar for. I experienced something very intense. The idea was to build something that remains even when you are gone. hugged the former AC Milan manager.

Mbapp did not ask for anything

Leonardo was logically asked about the role of Kylian Mbappé in his departure. Upon hearing it, the French striker did not play any role in it despite a timing that is questioned between the announcement of the extension of the world champion and the end of his mission No. It was the end of the championship and maybe it was time to decide things for the future. insisted the one whose name is cited on the side of Valencia.

Questioned again by his interlocutor about the alleged desire of the number 7 of PSG to see him leave, Leonardo did not look down. No, they didn’t tell me that. But I don’t want to get into those things. And the fact of having kept a player of this level, French and Parisian, is important for PSG and L1 , concluded the former Parisian leader. Now it will be Luis Campos who will take over to do better.

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