Mauricio Pochettino admits he’s “worried” about Kylian Mbappe ahead of Man City vs PSG

Kylian Mbappe faces a late health take a look at on his calf damage earlier than tonight’s Champions League semi-final. “Yes I am worried for him,” admitted the PSG head coach Maurico Pochettino.

The World Cup winner has scored eight objectives within the competitors this season, second solely to City goal Erling Haaland. But Mbappe suffered a pressure in his proper calf within the first leg and missed Saturday’s Ligue 1 match in opposition to Lens.

And in final night time’s pre-match convention, the previous Spurs boss stated: “With Kylian, we’ll decide on his health tomorrow.

“He goes to begin the person coaching classes and see if he will be with the workforce ultimately.

“Yes I am worried for him – we want all the players fit and available. We are going to see in the coming hours if he will be available.

Kylian Mbappe is a doubt

“We have a big squad – all the players can do the job. If Kylian is not available, the team has tools an the the quality to try and win.”

PSG have won on their last two visits to Manchester with victories at Old Trafford in the round of 16 first leg in 2019 and in this season’s group stages.

And Pochettino knocked Pep Guardiola’s City out in a dramatic quarter-final in 2019 before seeing off Ajax in the semis.

“I am relaxed like two years ago (before Ajax), knowing we are going to face a very good team but we have good quality players too,” said the Argentine. “It is the intention to deprive them of the ball.

The French side need to overturn a 2-1 deficit
The French aspect have to overturn a 2-1 deficit

“We have to take dangers, to be courageous, to be aggressive. We want two objectives. It’s going to be a battle, it should be troublesome, however now we have to be prepared.”

Italian midfielder Marco Verratti added: “We have to believe in ourselves. There are going to be 11 warriors out there battling to win every ball. We are playing perhaps the best team in the world.

Sometimes all it takes is a little stroke of genius from Neymar or Mbappé to change the game.”

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