Luis Enrique offers Kylian Mbappe no guarantees of UEFA Champions League playing time


PSG manager Luis Enrique has offered Kylian Mbappe no guarantees over his playing time in the UEFA Champions League.

The reported forward was taken off at half-time during PSG’s goalless draw with Monaco on Friday, having been substituted just over an hour into the draw against Rennes a week earlier.

Asked what he expects from Kylian Mbappe in their second leg at Real Sociedad on Tuesday night, Luis Enrique told a press conference: “I expect my team to be at the level of the game and approach it the way we have throughout the season.

“I can see that the team is full of confidence and we have a clear goal, which is to try to win the game.

“We want to beat Real Sociedad away from home, but it will certainly be very difficult.”

PSG lead 2-0 from the first leg and Enrique added: “It’s an attractive position and we want to be in this competition.”

Enrique confirmed that full-back Nuno Mendes was ready to start after a long injury absence.

Real Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil knows his side will have a tough task to overcome from a two-goal deficit, but hopes they can spring a surprise.

“I will ask the team to show personality, just like in Paris. We made it clear there that we are capable,” he said.

“For our part, we will do everything in our power to achieve this. I want the best atmosphere on and off the pitch. It won’t be easy, but we are full of hope. The important thing is to compete and stay alive.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *