The French national team is set to play in its final UEFA Nations League group stage fixture of the season when it takes on Sweden over on Tuesday. France has already essentially clinched a spot in the Nations League knockout stage following its win against Portugal, so this upcoming fixture against Sweden could provide manager Didier Deschamps with an opportunity to play some of his bench and reserve talents.
Still, Deschamps is currently pondering on possibly playing Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe for the fixture. Mbappe has been dealing with complications to his hamstring, but due to rapid progress from his injury as of late, he may now be in line to play against Sweden. Deschamps provided an update (via RMC Sport) on Mbappe’s condition during a pre-match press conference on Monday.
“Kylian is doing well, he did the collective session yesterday,” Deschamps said. “We have done things gradually to get him to be available. He will do the session today. I will take the time to discuss with him.
“There are both options, of course, with the pros and cons. I will decide based on what is best for the team and for him, knowing that it is fifteen days he was not allowed the ball and the game. He is very keen. He could have been available against Portugal, but he was still a little tight. He wants to be there for tomorrow’s game and if everything is going well, he will be.
PSG will also be closely monitoring Mbappe’s condition as well. The club surely does not want to see him suffer a setback with his injury, so the French national team has hefty a responsibility to take care of the forward.
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