The PSG coach is not optimistic about the young star’s recovery for the Champions League quarterfinals.
Thomas Tuchel believes that Kylian Mbappé you need “a miracle” to have a chance to play the quarterfinals of the Champions League, instance in which Paris Saint-Germain will face Atalanta on August 12 in Lisbon.
The young Frenchman was injured by an ankle after a tough inning in PSG’s 1-0 victory over Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France final, and studies revealed he will be off the court for about three weeks.
“We still have hope and every day counts for a miracle. But tomorrow we will be without him and his absence will have an influence on us. I hope a solution can be found,” Tuchel said at a press conference prior to the Cup final. of the League, which will play on Friday against Lyon.
Thilo Kehrer and Colin Dagba are expected to miss the duel against Lyon, while Juan Bernat is in doubt. Marco Verratti was on the bench and entered the final 15 minutes in the final against Saint-Etienne, but he still hopes to return to ownership.
“It was a super complicated decision to leave Marco on the bench, but I felt it was better for Idrissa and Paredes to play together after the result against Borussia Dortmund. If we keep our 4-4-2, we can do it with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Ángel Say Maria or Pablo Sarabia. We can make the decision tomorrow. I want to wait until after the final training session, “explained the coach.
“Tomorrow will be a great challenge against an opponent at the Champions League level. We won a difficult match against Saint-Etienne and this is now another step forward against a team that could eliminate Juventus,” he said in relation to the match against Lyon.
And he concluded: “We cannot prepare to face Atalanta yet. I don’t know another team that plays like them. All we can do is work in our state of mind and in our hunger to win games. That will prepare us well if we get a positive result against Lyon. “
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