[Sport] Pochettino optimistic of Mbappe’s fitness ahead of Man City clash

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Paris Saint Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is confident that star man Kyllian Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City in their Champions League return leg.

Mbappe played the full 90 minutes in the first leg that City won 2-1 but walked off the Parc des Princes pitch nursing an injury in his right calf, and missed PSG’s victory over Lens on Saturday.

Asked whether the Frenchman will be fit for the Tuesday tie, Pochettino told Canal+ via Daily Mail: β€œWill Mbappe be there? I’m optimistic. We think he will be there. We will see how it evolves tomorrow. We will decide before the match.”

In the absence of Mbappe, Neymar and Marquinhos guided the French moneybags to a win over Lens with the side having no option but to score goals at the Etihad if they harbor any ambitions of making it to the finals of the competition they lost to Bayern Munich last season.

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