PSG: Mbappé left to rest against Nîmes?
Kylian Mbappé did not enjoy his bed for long. The PSG striker left Zagreb more than two hours after the Blues’ victory in Croatia (2-1) and reached his Parisian home in the early morning after landing around 3:15 am. He did not participate in the collective session scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Camp des Loges on the eve of the trip to Nîmes on Friday (9 p.m.) on behalf of the 7th day of L1. A match that the French world champion has very little chance of playing.
Scorer in Croatia, Mbappé played the entire match, three days after playing 84 minutes against Portugal (0-0). Last Wednesday, he also entered at half-time against Ukraine (7-1) where he had already scored a goal. Difficult in these conditions to continue with a championship match only 48 hours after his 90 minutes with the Blues. A fourth game in nine days seems unreasonable. Like most internationals, Mbappé suffered from the heavy and fatty ground at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb. And physiologically, the risk of injury is very high with so little rest time between two meetings.
PSG should be able to count on Presnel Kimpembe
Thomas Tuchel, who recorded in the transfer window the reinforcements of Rafinha and Moïse Kean, should therefore leave him to rest in Paris as he suggested at a press conference on Thursday: “we must also be responsible for the management of guys like Kylian and Neymar who have played and made trips with their selection. It is not the same to play at home or away. The German technician should therefore leave them in Paris in view of the reception of Manchester United on Tuesday for the first match of the group stage of the Champions League. PSG, which will visit the Gard only on Friday morning, should, on the other hand, be able to count on Presnel Kimpembe. The central defender of the Blues remained on the bench in Zagreb. In the probable absence of Marquinhos, returned from selection of Brazil with a pain in the left thigh, the world champion should wear the captain’s armband. Among the good news, Gana Gueye no longer feels the blow to a contracted leg against Morocco (1-3). The Senegalese midfielder, whose match against Mauritania scheduled for Tuesday was canceled, is applying for a place against Nîmes.
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