Kylian Mbappe’s return to the stadiums remains in doubt about the Paris Saint-Germain match in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City after a calf injury. Mbappe has scored 37 goals and made 10 assists in 43 games in all competitions with Paris Saint-Germain this season, as Paris Saint-Germain are looking to reach the Champions League finals.
Kylian Mbappe’s contribution to Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League campaign has been enormous this season, scoring eight goals in 10 matches. Nevertheless, the Frenchman was a key part of the PSG side in his domestic campaign as well as 25 goals in 29 matches as the Parisians vie with Lusk Lille for the title. But with the 22-year-old not playing against Lens due to a calf injury, he has worried many about his presence in their next match.
There is still much to see regarding the outcome of the second leg and whether PSG will be able to handle the pressure, given Kylian Mbappe’s 50-50 availability for the match. He saw Mauricio Pochettino admit that the club needed to “evaluate” the striker in order to see if he was fit enough to play the second leg against. City of Manchester. The Paris Saint-Germain coach also added that his team should be “clinical and aggressive” against him Pep Guardiolaside.
Pochettino said: “We need to evaluate Kylian. Today he will start a one-on-one training session and see if he can be with the team. There is still one day and we will see if he will be available.” BBC reported
“We will try to give confidence and confidence to the players. The intention is to deny them possession but it is a challenge. They have played six years according to the same philosophy with Pep. We try to achieve more balance. We need to be ready to suffer in some moments of the game. We have to be clinical and aggressive.”