Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have shared Champions League ambitions for a long time and both of them have an opportunity to drive themselves into Champions League finals tonight as Manchester City hosts their PSG in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals tonight. The talk of the build-up to the much critical clash has been one of fitness of Kylian Mbappe, who is currently nursing an injury, with contracting reports ahead of tonight’s clash.
Mauricio Pochettino has a bit deficit to overcome after his side trailed 2-1 at the Parc des Princes, and French journalist Saber Desfarges provided the latest update on Paris speedster.
Taking to Social Media, he insisted that Mbappé still feels the pain in his calf and trained alone ahead of tonight’s clash. Though he also admitted it’d be difficult for PSG and Mauricio Pochettino to deprive themselves of his services tonight.
🔴🔵Un entraînement à part puis des soins hier soir pour Kylian Mbappé.
Le joueur ressent encore une douleur au mollet. Le faire jouer serait un risque pour le reste de la saison.
Mais difficile de s’en priver pour un match si capital.
C’est le dilemme de M. Pochettino. #MCIPSG
— Saber Desfarges (@SaberDesfa) May 4, 2021
His tweet translates to: “A separate training and then care last night for Kylian Mbappé. The player still feels pain in the calf. Getting him to play would be a risk for the rest of the season. But difficult to do without for such a crucial match. This is Mr. Pochettino’s dilemma.”
Risking Mbappé will be a big call for Pochettino, as PSG also have an enthralling three-way race for Ligue 1 title with Lille leading the line. Any minor knock to Kylian could end up costing PSG not only the Champions League but also the Ligue 1 title.