Will Kylian Mbappé be present at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow? Of course the French world champion will be there but the question that must be asked is where will he be in the enclosure? In stands, on the bench or on the lawn? The suspense remains at a time when Mauricio Pochettino presented himself at a press conference this Monday evening. The player is indeed part of the group but has been reduced for ten days and does not seem at best to believe the words of his coach.
“We have to assess it today. He will do individual training tonight, we will test him to see how he is and if he is available or not for tomorrow. We will see this evening and then we will make the decision. If I am worried? Yes of course, we want all the players in good shape and available to play. We’ll see in the next few hours. We have a big squad, all the players can do the job well. If Kylian isn’t available, the team has the tools and the quality to try to win, which is the goal ” tried to reassure the Argentinian to RMC.
Pochettino is worried
Touched against Metz, he appeared diminished against Manchester City in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League. Absent this weekend, he was treating a calf injury but does not seem fully recovered, as evidenced by the images of the player, filmed earlier in the day at the entrance to Le Bourget airport to take the plane to the England. He limped and except for a great acting game, there is reason to be doubtful about his full participation in the return match, which will be followed live with commentary on Foot 24hfootnews.
“We will see today for Kylian and we will make a decision tomorrow”, warned Pochettino, relaunched on the subject by the press. Without Kylian Mbappé, PSG would not have its main offensive weapon as the biggest challenge of its season arises. Solutions exist between Mauro Icardi and Moise Kean but the psychological situation would not be the same. Tonight’s test will tell more to the Parisian medical staff. Still, the French, and it is a certainty, will not be 100% tomorrow.