The question was bound to come. Paris Saint-Germain had just beaten Le Havre 2-0, thanks to goals from Kylian Mbappe and Vitinha — a solid result at a tough stadium to play at. It was the kind of game that the Parisian sides of old would lose, and Luis Enrique's team had navigated it with relative comfort.
However, a Gianluigi Donnarumma blunder dominated the fixture, PSG's big-money goalkeeper sent off for a comical high boot to clatter Le Havre striker Josue Casimir after just 10 minutes. Luis Enrique was forced into commenting, and his words were those of support that perhaps any manager would have used. “There is no problem with Gigio,” the former Barcelona boss claimed.
But for all of the manager's assurances, it stood as a concerning moment for the Parisians. Donnarumma has been in shaky form for a while, with the last six weeks particularly miserable. He seems to make errors every game at the moment, and has undoubtedly struggled to adapt to the possession-based style that his new coach requires.
Factor in that Arnau Tenas, Donnarumma's replacement on Sunday, turned in a fine performance of his own to preserve the three points and seems to be in much more of Luis Enrique's vision for his goalkeeper, Donnarumma's flaws have only been heightened.
It might not be time for the Italy No.1 to leave PSG, but his poor fit in this side has never been more obvious.