Victim of a big sprained ankle against Saint-Etienne in the final of the Coupe de France, Kylian Mbappé is uncertain about the shock against Atalanta Bergamo.
Appeared very sharp during the preparation matches for Paris Saint-Germain, the international tricolor was sharply broken in his tracks by Loïc Perrin at the Stade de France on Friday night. Certainly, this injury is a real blow for Kylian Mbappé, but more generally for PSG. Because as soon as his French genius was no longer on the lawn on Friday, the overall level of Thomas Tuchel’s team fell. However, this injury could do the business of two players in the Parisian workforce in view of the match against Atalanta Bergamo in the Champions League, according to the indiscretions gleaned by Le Parisien.
The media mentions that in the absence of Kylian Mbappé against the Italians in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, it is likely that Thomas Tuchel will opt for a 4-3-3 in which Pablo Sarabia would be aligned in attack alongside Mauro Icardi and Neymar due to the absence of Angel Di Maria. The Spaniard would therefore be the first major beneficiary of Kylian Mbappé’s injury, just like… Marco Verratti. In a 4-4-2 system, the Italian is clearly not Thomas Tuchel’s first choice. But Kylian Mbappé’s injury has a good chance of forcing the German to move into a three-way environment against Bergamo, which will propel the native of Pescara back into the eleven, probably alongside Idrissa Gueye and Leandro Paredes . It now remains to be seen whether this PSG team, weakened by the absences of Mbappé and Cavani from the round of 16 against Borussia Dortmund, will manage to escape the trap that Atalanta Bergamo is about to set for it.