Good News from Mbappe
Published: 07:45 PM, 7 August 2020 Updated: 09:21 PM, 7 August 2020
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Kylian Mbappe suffered an ankle injury while playing in the French Cup final. The striker has given good news to the fans despite fears of finding him in the Champions League after that match. PSG are now hopeful that Mbappe will be fit for their Champions League quarterfinal against Atalanta on August 12.
PSG won the French Cup on July 24, beating Saint-Etienne by 1-0 in Paris. In the first half of that match, Mbappe got the victim of a bad foul of the opponent. He could no longer play with an injury to his right ankle.
After the check-up, the club informed that the French forward might be out of the field for at least three weeks. As a result, his chances of playing in the Champions League match against Atalanta on 12 August were very uncertain.
However, France forward started running without the ball on Wednesday and didn’t feel any pain on his ankle. On Thursday, sources told ESPN that he tried small change of direction to test his ankle even further with quite a positive outcome.
Meanwhile, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel wants to get Mbappe at least on the bench in the match against Atalanta. “Kylian is 24/7 in his recovery. Can he do it? If he does, can he have a great game? I don’t really believe he could play against Atalanta. We will see if he can be on the bench,” PSG coach said.