Kylian Mbappe battles as PSG sweat for his fitness to turn 2-1 deficit against Manchester City
BBC Sports- Paris St-Germain face an anxious wait to see if Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg.
The striker, 22, missed Saturday’s win over Lens with a calf injury.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino says his top scorer will be monitored in training before a decision is made on his availability for the tie in Manchester.
“We need to assess Kylian,” said the Argentine, whose side trail 2-1 from the first leg.
“Today he is going to start an individual training session and see if he can be with the team. There is still one day and we will see and decide if he is going to be available.”
France international Mbappe has scored 37 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions this season, including eight in 10 Champions League matches.
PSG are looking to reach the final of the Champions League for the second year running, having lost to Bayern Munich in Lisbon last season.
To do so, Pochettino is urging his side to be more clinical than they were in the first leg in Paris.
“We will try to give trust and confidence to the players,” he added.
“The intention is to deprive them of the possession but it is a challenge. They have played six years under the same philosophy with Pep.
“We are trying to get more balance. We need to be ready to suffer in some moments of the game. We need to be clinical and aggressive.”
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