PSG midfielder Ander Herrera believes his teammate Kylian Mbappe will recover to attend the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Atalanta.
“We are optimistic about Kylian. We have seen him walk. He is young but very professional. Kylian really wants to come on the pitch and we can wait. He works every day, morning and afternoon. to recover, “said Herrera after winning the French League Cup with PSG.
PSG desperately needs Mbappe for the quarter-finals of the Champions League on August 12. Photo: Reuters.
Mbappe suffered an ankle injury in the final of the French National Cup against Saint-Etienne last weekend. PSG announced the 21-year-old striker had to take three weeks off, meaning Mbappe could not attend the quarter-finals of the Champions League on August 12. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said Mbappe needed miracles to recover in time.
“But if he can’t play, we still have options. Kylian is very important and I’m sure he will work hard to play,” says Herrera.
Mbappe’s absence did not make PSG difficult in the League Cup final. They overcame Lyon 6-5 in the penalty shootout and won the domestic fourth. Before that, PSG was awarded the Ligue 1 championship after the tournament had to be ended early due to Covid-19. Tuchel’s teachers and students also won both the National Cup and the Super Cup.
However, without Mbappe will be a big disadvantage for PSG in the European arena, when their opponent Atalanta is playing sublimation in Serie A. The Champions League kicking only once when returning will make the pair become. unpredictable. If they win, PSG will meet RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals.
(according to Goal)