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Sport Herrera 'optimistic' over Mbappe as PSG focus on Champions League

14:27  01 august  2020
14:27  01 august  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Ander Herrera remains hopeful Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe will be back in time for the return of the Champions League . The France international watched on as PSG completed a domestic clean sweep on Friday, securing victory in the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final via a penalty

Injured superstar Kylian Mbappe could make a miraculous recovery to play in PSG 's Champions League Mbappe suffered a nasty ankle sprain in last week's Coupe de France final victory over Speaking on Friday after PSG lifted the Coupe de la Ligue, Herrera said: "We are optimistic with Kylian Mbappe 's absence didn't matter for PSG as they made it a clean sweep of French domestic

Neymar, Zsolt Lőw wearing military uniforms: Kylian Mbappe celebrates with his team-mates after the Coupe de la Ligue final win. © Jean Catuffe/Getty Images Kylian Mbappe celebrates with his team-mates after the Coupe de la Ligue final win.

Ander Herrera remains hopeful Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe will be back in time for the return of the Champions League.

Mbappe suffered an ankle injury during the Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne on July 24, with the club revealing the "serious" sprain would likely keep the 21-year-old out for three weeks.

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Injured superstar Kylian Mbappe could make a miraculous recovery to play in PSG 's Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta, according to Mbappe suffered a nasty ankle sprain in last week's Coupe de France final victory over Saint-Etienne, with PSG releasing a statement saying the

Injured superstar Kylian Mbappe could make a miraculous recovery to play in PSG 's Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta, according to Mbappe suffered a nasty ankle sprain in last week's Coupe de France final victory over Saint-Etienne, with PSG releasing a statement saying the

The France international watched on as PSG completed a domestic clean sweep on Friday, securing victory in the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final via a penalty shoot-out against Lyon.

Thomas Tuchel had said on the eve of the match that Mbappe requires a "miracle" to be ready for the quarter-final tie with Atalanta, which takes place in Lisbon on August 12.

Herrera, however, is more upbeat over the forward's chances, though is confident the squad can still prosper without him.

"We are optimistic with Kylian. We have seen that he can walk quietly," the former Manchester United midfielder said after the game with Lyon.

"He's very professional, he's young. He really wants to play and we can be very calm. He works every day, morning and afternoon. But if it's not possible for him to play, we also have other solutions.

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  PSG's Mbappe to miss Champions League quarter-final due to ankle injury PSG's Mbappe to miss Champions League quarter-final due to ankle injuryIt means Mbappe will miss PSG's Champions League quarter-final against Italian side Atalanta in Lisbon on Aug. 12.

It means Mbappe will miss PSG 's Champions League quarter-final against Italian side Atalanta in Lisbon on Aug. 12. "The results of today's scan confirmed an ankle sprain with damage to the external ligament. The player is expected to be sidelined for approximately three weeks

Herrera remains optimistic United can overturn the deficit in Paris and reach their first Champions League quarter-final since 2014, having already won away against Juventus, Tottenham and Arsenal this season. Pogba off as PSG leave Man Utd reeling.

"Kylian is very important and I'm sure he will try to play."

PSG are next in action on Wednesday, taking on Sochaux in a friendly prior to resuming their European campaign.

All ties from the last eight onwards will be staged over one leg, with the Ligue 1 champions knowing a win over Atalanta will see them face either Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig in the semi-finals.

"It's a fantastic week for us," Herrera said after completing a dominant domestic campaign. "We won two titles and we are very, very happy.

"A lot of players have played and participated in this success - I can say that we are ready for the Champions League now."


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Icardi's warning .
© Supplied by Sports.fr Mauro Icardi Despite a relatively favorable draw, Mauro Icardi is not bragging two weeks before the Champions League Final 8 kicks off. And the possible absence of Kylian Mbappé has nothing to do with it. The PSG has crossed the first hurdle of its obstacle course. Not without a hitch.

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