By Joshua Walters
Mother of Paris Saint-German midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, Veronique Rabiot, has taken a swipe at PSG, accusing the Parisians of holding his son 'hostage' by not giving him game time.
Veronique has accused PSG of contradiction over criticism that her son went out to socialise on a night that the club got kicked out from the Champions League, when the former is also refusing to give the son playing time.
Rabiot and the Paris-based club have had a spat after the player declined to sign a new contract, and Veronique says the former has 'imprisoned' his son by ousting him from the first-team and yet trying to control his life off the pitch.
"These people really don't know the rhythm of a player's life? When a player plays, that is his job, there is a rhythm at training."
"There, nothing is happening for Adrien anymore. Adrien is not going to go and do pottery whilst he waits for the time to pass."
“He needs to look after himself, live! He is being criticised for going out but he is not being allowed to play."
“That is contradictory. It is not possible to shut him away. All that energy inside him, he is supposed not to use it… I am revolted!"
"That is not an impression Adrien is a prisoner. He is even a hostage at PSG. Soon, it is dry bread, water and a dungeon!"
The misunderstanding between the two parties has left Rabiot being out of the team and without first-team action since December 2018.
The former Toulouse midfielder was suspended and fined by the team after being seen at a nightclub after the side’s 3-1 Champions League loss to Manchester United as he liked a post by Patrice Evra on instagram celebrating United’s win.
Rabiot has played fourteen Ligue 1 games with just two goals and featured five times in the Champions League this season.
Rabiot’s current contract will expire in the summer after which he will be eligible to leave the club as a free agent.
Reports are linking him to some top European clubs despite being out of competitive football since December and topping the suitors' list is German giants, Bayern Munich.