Paris Saint Germain coach, Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, was optimistic about the situation of his forward Kylian Mbappe, who had to be replaced three minutes before the end of the match against Metz after suffering a clash with Habib Maiga.
“Kylian took a hit in the quadriceps area. I think it’s fine and that it will be ready by Wednesday. We watched the action again and saw that it was a hit. We are not worried ”, said the coach in Canal Plus France after the victory against Metz (1-2) that places the champion as provisional leader of Ligue 1.
Mbappe, who scored two of his team’s three goals and raises the goals scored so far in the league to twenty-five, had a run-in with Maiga in the last leg of the match. He stayed on the ground and then tried to return to the game but could not. He went to the locker room limping and with gestures of pain. He was replaced by the German Julian Draxler.
Pochettino highlighted the victory over Metz, who shoot Paris Saint Germain to the top of the standings by two points ahead of Lille, who visit Lyon on Sunday.
“We control the game well. The team played well although the goal we conceded at the beginning of the second half was a shame. The team played at a good level and deserved the victory, ”said the Argentine coach.
“It is very important to fight to win the League. Now is the time for the Champions League. We are ready to face Manchester City, ”added Pochettino.