Despite an injury in training, Kylian Mbappe is believed to have assured close friends that he intends to play Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Mbappe was hit by teammate Idrissa Gueye during a training session earlier this week, increasing fears that he will miss the second leg of the Champions League last-16.
PSG were happy that Mbappe had escaped a catastrophic injury, but they refused to predict on whether he would be available for Wednesday’s match.
According to COPE, Mbappe has told those around him that he expects to play in the game and will merely ‘play safe’ if necessary.
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According to L’Equipe, Mbappe is also likely to return on time. X-rays on his foot indicated no fracture, and PSG is said to have done an excellent job controlling swelling and pain, so the 23-year-old should keep his starting place against Real.
Mbappe took to Instagram to show his support for Gueye, who has come under fire from some PSG fans for supposedly injuring their star player.
“Always in a group. It’s Paris here “He drew a picture of himself and the midfielder and wrote alongside it.