Speaking to Canal+ in the wake of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League first leg defeat to Bayern Munich, Kylian Mbappé pointed to his team’s resurgence at the end of the game as a positive sign to take from the game.
His words transcribed by RMC, the Frenchman explained that although he was not meant to play the match – given his thigh injury sustained against Montpellier at the start of the match was meant to see him out for three weeks – he was intent on helping out his teammates tonight.
Mbappé twice had the ball in the net – both times being ruled out for offside, the second a very close VAR call – and appeared to spark something of a fighting spirit among the hosts, whose late-match pressure did nevertheless draw a red card for Benjamin Pavard. Heading into the second leg in two weeks’ time, the World Cup top scorer explains that PSG will be able to cause the Bavarians issues if they continue to play offensively:
“We have to look at the end of the game, we were disadvantaged but we managed to cause them issues. We’re going over there [Munich] to qualify. […] We worked day and night. Our players have to be in good health for the return leg, everyone needs to eat and sleep well. They’re not comfortable when we play attacking football.”