Paris Saint Germain star Kylian Mbappe has stated that his future would not be determined by the result of their Champions League second leg tie with Bayern Munich in the round of 16.
Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint Germain in the first leg by a lone goal at the Parc Des Princes with Kingsley Coleman scoring the goal.
In the history of the French club, Paris Saint Germain, they have never won the UEFA Champions League. However, they reached the final in the 2019/20 season but they were defeated by a Kingsley Coleman’s header.
Kylian Mbappe statements before the game against Bayern Munich
Kylian Mbappe speaking ahead of the game said: “If I linked my future to the Champions League, without wishing to show a lack of respect to the club, I would have left a long time ago.”
Uncertainty still hovers around the future of the Frenchman in Paris, even though he recently became PSG’s all-time top scorer on Sunday as he scored his 201st goal for the team last weekend against Nantes.
The 24-year-old said: “I don’t think this match will have an impact. I am here and I am very happy to be here. I am not thinking about anything other than making PSG successful.”
Neymar Jr would not be available for the game while Marquinhos and Nordi Mukiele might be absent
Neymar Jr would also be unavailable for the trip to Germany as he is nursing an ankle injury which has ruled him out of action for the remainder of matches this season.
The Captain of the team, Marquinhos and his centre-back partner Nordi Mukiele are doubts for the game due to fitness problems.
Bayern Munich are coming into this game without any blemish as they have won all seven Champions League games this season without conceding in six of those matches.
The manager of the Munich based side, Julian Nagelsmann said: “Paris have a clear identity and habits that you can exploit, but they can hit you on the counter if you get it wrong.
“We need to avoid taking too long to settle into the game. One job we have will be to avoid having too much space behind our back line. It will be important to cut off passes to Lionel Messi and to keep him from changing direction.”
This game should be the biggest game for Paris Saint Germain this season with Bayern Munich being an herculean task that they must surmount, if they are to qualify for the next round.
They would be banking on the brilliance of Kylian Mbappe in addition to the expertise of Lionel Messi to wreak havoc to a Bayern Munich backline that has been astute all season long in the UEFA Champions League.
Kylian Mbappe signed a bumper three-year contract to further his stay at the Parc Des Princes in the summer of 2022 after a reported transfer tussle involving Real Madrid, the player and Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG say Kylian Mbappe is not for sale
PSG are not thinking about letting go of their most valued asset when the next transfer window begins, even if the Frenchman declares his intention of leaving.
Reports indicate that Paris Saint Germain are ready to hold back, like they acted two years ago when they rebuffed moves from Real Madrid in the valuation of over £190-million.
The French side have made it clear that negotiations concerning the sale of Kylian Mbappe is impossible, irrespective of the amount offered.