Trainer Thomas Tuchel of Paris Saint-Germain has not yet given up hope that he will be able to line up Kylian Mbappé against Atalanta in less than two weeks. The French champion will compete in the quarterfinals of the Champions League in Lisbon on August 12 against the Italian club of Marten de Roon and Hans Hateboer. “The chances are very, very small. But every day counts for a miracle,” said Tuchel in the run-up to the final of the Coupe de la Ligue tournament on Friday evening against Olympique Lyon.
Mbappé was kicked out of the game last week in the Coupe de France final match against Saint-Étienne (1-0) by Loïc Perrin. The 21-year-old attacker sustained a sprained ankle and ankle straps. PSG’s medical staff reported that the recovery is three weeks away.
In any case, Mbappé does not participate against Lyon on Friday, just like the German defender Thilo Kehrer who also injured Saint-Étienne. Kehrer has already resumed training.