Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel, does not rule out that Kylian Mbappé be against him Atalanta, next August 12, in a duel to the only quarterfinal match of the Champions which will take place in Lisbon, headquarters of the final phase of the maximum continental competition. The French crack suffered on July 25, in the final of the French Cup, a sprained right ankle after suffering a very hard tackle from a Saint-Éttiene player.
Tuchel assured this Wednesday that Mbappé “He works a lot with physiotherapists, almost 24 hours a day, and on Saturday we will talk to the doctor and see if it is possible to have him on the bench against Atalanta, although I do not expect too much,” added the German coach.
He PSG has reported in a press release that Mbappé “continues with its recovery protocol as planned and resumed the race without the ball on the training center grounds.
Another focus of concern for Tuchel is the physical state of Marco VerrattiThe victim of a “significant bruise” on his calf, the French club announced Wednesday. The Italian midfielder could miss the match against Atalanta.
“Now we must wait (gravity). I don’t know exactly the diagnosis but we are worried“Tuchel lamented at a press conference after the medical report, which specifies that” the evolution of the injury will be announced in the next 72 hours. ”
Bernat returns to Sochaux (1-0)
The only good news for TucheHe is the return of the left back Juan Bernat after a long recovery. The German coach assured that “he could be available against the Atalanta. He is a key player, “he added after the Valencian player played a little more than an hour as a starter in the preparatory friendly against him on Wednesday. Sochaux, in which the Parisians have won 1-0 in the Parc des Princes, with a goal of Choupo-Moting at minute 15.