Mbappe sat on the bench for the duration of the club’s 4-1 Ligue 1 victory at Dijon.
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Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has claimed that star striker Kylian Mbappe was left on the bench last weekend "to protect him" rather than as a punishment.Mbappe started Monaco's first two competitive matches of the season but sat on the bench for the duration of the principality club's 4-1 Ligue 1 victory at Dijon Sunday.Jardim said after that match that dropping Mbappe was a "decision by the club" but the coach told media Wednesday that it was not taken to punish the French international.Mbappe won his first four caps for France at the tail end of last season but Jardim accepted that the current situation puts at risk his chances of being called up for his country's World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands at the end of the month.
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