Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino is confident Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City on Tuesday after the French striker was forced to watch from the stands as Neymar scored one goal and prepared the other in a vital 2-1 victory over Lens. in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Neymar scored in the 33rd minute and his corner was brought home by Marquinhos just before the hour mark at Parc des Princes, with Cameroon striker Ignatius Ganago fending off a goal for Lens.
It was a huge three points for PSG in their attempt to retain the Ligue 1 title.
Mbappe was reduced to a spectator role due to a calf problem, while Angel Di Maria was also left out of the starting XI as Pochettino made six changes to his squad following the 2-1 home loss of Wednesday against City in the Champions first leg. Semi-final of the league.
“I’m still optimistic and still am,” said Pochettino Canal Plus when asked if he expected Mbappe to play. “We think he will be there, but we will make a decision before the game.”
PSG are looking to win their eighth Ligue 1 title in nine years.