Ander Herrera feels Kylian Mbappe, the wounded powerhouse could make a dramatic return to appear in the quarter-finals of the PSG’s Champions League clash against Atalanta.
At last week’s Coupe de France final win over Saint-Etienne, Mbappe sustained a bad ankle sprain. PSG issued a statement after his injury that the 21-year-old would be out for three weeks.
Herrera optimistic about Mbappe ’s return, said:
“We are optimistic with Kylian.
“We have seen that he can walk. He’s very professional, he’s young. He really wants to play and we can be very calm. He works every day, morning and afternoon.
“But if it’s not possible for him to play, we also have other solutions. Kylian is very important and I’m sure he will try to play.” – Herrera on Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain won the title in the COVID-19 break and they even picked up the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions title.
Thomas Tuchel praises his squad:
Tuchel praised the success of his squad capturing four trophies this season, saying it wasn’t straightforward to bring home cups clean.
“We did not lose concentration, the hunger to win, the confidence. The squad won on penalties and that counts.
“We won these four titles, there is a good atmosphere in the locker room. And I’m very happy because everyone thinks it’s okay to win, but it’s not that easy.
“Winning four titles is the merit of this team and I am happy.
“They are reliable guys who play, enjoy working and suffering together.” – the manager said.
The Champions League contest between PSG and Atalanta will be held in Lisbon, with the winner of the clash scheduled to face off against the winner of the quarter-finals between RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid.