One of the big question marks ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain is the fitness of Kylian Mbappé.
The striker is currently nursing an injury, and there have been mixed reports surrounding his availability for the season defining game on Tuesday night.
We’ll have to wait and see the sort of risk Mauricio Pochettino, who has a deficit to overcome after the Ligue 1 side lost 2-1 at the Parc des Princes, wants to take, but French journalist Saber Desfarges provided the latest update on the young superstar.
Taking to social media, he said Mbappé ‘trained to one side’ on Monday night as he ‘still feels pain in his calf’, before adding that playing him tonight ‘could risk him for the rest of the season’.
🔴🔵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
However, he also admitted it was ‘difficult’ for Paris Saint-Germain and Pochettino to ‘deprive themselves of him for such a crucial game’.
We’ll have to wait and see what kind of decision the Argentine manager makes this evening, but with the Ligue 1 title still to play for, priorities will have to be assessed.