Paris St-Germain must wait to see if Kylian Mbappe will be fit for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City. The 22-year-old striker was forced to sit out Saturday’s victory over Lens due to a calf injury.
Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, has confirmed that his top scorer will be tracked in training until a decision is taken on his availability for the Manchester derby. “We need to evaluate Kylian,” the Argentine said, referring to his team’s 2-1 deficit from the first leg.
“He’ll begin an individual training session today to see if he can join the team. There’s only one day left, and we’ll see what we can do to see if he’ll be available.” Mbappe, a France international, has 37 goals in 43 appearances this season across all competitions, including eight in ten Champions League matches.
PSG is aiming to reach the Champions League final for the second year in a row, after losing to Bayern Munich in Lisbon last season. Pochettino is asking his team to be more clinical than they were in the first leg in Paris in order to achieve this.
Manchester City came from behind to win the first leg of their Champions League semi-final with Paris St-Germain 2-1 last Wednesday