Instead of taking a vacation like PSG indicated, coach Julian Nagelsmann projected that Kylian Mbappe will continue to play the opening leg of the 1/8 Champions League round.
In response to Mbappe’s i𝚗jury information, Nagelsmann stated in a news conference on February 3 that he “doesn’t anticipate Mbappe will be absent from the match against Bayern.” Because I’m unsure of his condition, I believe he is still playing.
Additionally, the Bayern coach drew attention to the discrepancy in PSG’s statement regarding Mbappe’s ailment. He did not value the accuracy of the information as a result. Nagelsmann reiterated, “I do not think Mbappe will be out of the game without detailed information on the i𝚗jury. It is too soon to predict that he won’t be there.
PSG released a statement on Mbappe’s left thigh muscle i𝚗jury on February 2. The 25-year-old striker had to leave the field in the 21st minute of the 3-1 victory over Montpellier the day before.
Mbappe will be out of commission for three weeks, according to PSG. This means that on February 14, when the French club plays Bayern in the first leg of the 1/8 Champions League round, the man who has scored the most goals for the team since the start of the season will be absent. The second leg between the two clubs will take place on March 8 at Bayern’s field.
With seven goals, Mbappe is in the lead for the title of best scorer in the Champions League in 2022–2023. He finished one goal behind Florin Balogun for second place in the Ligue 1 top scorer standings with 13 goals. With 25 goals in all competitions, Mbappe has the most goals for PSG, considerably outpacing Messi’s 13 and Neymar’s 16.
When Mbappe joined the French team for the 2022 World Cup, he also performed well. The 24-year-old striker was named the tournament’s best scorer after scoring eight goals. With seven goals, Messi is in second place.
After the players’ World Cup returns, PSG’s form is not very consistent. In their last six Ligue 1 games, they have only won three, drawing with Reims 1-1, losing to Lens 1-3, and losing to Rennes 0-1. PSG’s loss to Lens is their first setback since the start of the 2022–2023 campaign.
Bayern have also been struggling recently. After the winter break, they drew all three of their Bundesliga games, giving them just one point over Union Berlin for second place. Bayern briefly put fans at ease on February 1 by defeating Mainz 4-0 in the German Cup’s round of 16.
Bayern defeated PSG 1-0 to win the 2019–2020 Champions League. After drawing 3-3 in the following two quarterfinals of the following season, PSG atoned by triumphing under the regulations of the opponent’s field.
PSG awarded an attractive new contract to Messi
According to Marca, the Ligue 1 champions are confident Leo will stay with them for at least another year. Messi’s contract expires at the end of this season. To do that, PSG decided to give “El Pulga” an attractive contract. Messi can enjoy higher remuneration than the current 30m euros per season.
The new contract will bring great benefits to the player, even beyond the direct salary offered by the club. For his part, the Argentinian feels comfortable at PSG. His family also settled very well in Paris.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano added that PSG and Messi will continue to negotiate an extension. The future of “World Cup 2022 Best Player” will be decided in the next 2-3 weeks.
PSG is said to be “profitable” after recruiting Messi. Therefore, they are doing everything to keep the 35-year-old superstar. The club’s income has increased by 700m euros since Messi arrived in Paris.
Furthermore, shirt sales have increased by 30-40%, with over am units sold. PSG also earned more than 10 sponsorship deals worth around 75m euros.
With the above, PSG is determined to avoid the scenario of Messi joining MLS, Saudi Arabia or returning to Barcelona. At this time, Messi is still in very high form and promises to bring the host club to success.
On the morning of February 2, Messi scored a goal to help PSG win 3-1 against Montpellier in round 21 of Ligue 1. Tomorrow night (February 4), PSG will return to the field to meet Toulouse at the Parc des Stadium. Princes.