Tuchel Says Mbappe May Not Play Against Strasbourg

Thomas Tuchel still does not know whether he will be able to count on Kylian Mbappe for the match against Strasbourg. The French striker has got a problem in the adductor muscle and his coach may not risk him.

Kylian Mbappe could miss the match against Strasbourg this Wednesday. That is what the PSG coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed.

“I still don’t know who will play. We’ll have to wait until the final training session, then I’ll talk to the doctor and decide later. We have to wait and find solution because 10 international players will be missing,” Tuchel said in a press conference.

The PSG coach also praised Marquinhos’ role. “I saw a solid performance, with a Marquinhos at an extraordinary level. You can make a video of his play and show it to everyone, he’s the Ballon d’Or,” the German argued.

On Moise Kean, he said that “he brings his speed and physical strength, which can be ever more important in some games. “He’s very humble, he knows his role, he’s always ready to work and battle against opposing defenders. He defends, closes spaces and puts a lot of effort in on a tactical level,” he said about the Italian.

“Strasbourg are a team with a strong performance, who fights and never gives up. They’re very physical and have lots of character. So we know what to expect. It’ll be a tough and physical game, the last one of the year. Evaluate 2020? I don’t like doing that ahead of the last match. There we have to manage a difficult and awkward situation. We’re 100% focussed on that match,” Tuchel explained.

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