Paris Saint-Germain heads into its UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg fixture against Manchester City with a pair of injury questions.
Kylian Mbappe shined for PSG in the Ligue 1 win over Metz with a double. However, there was concern towards the end of the match as he was subbed off with an apparent minor injury.
For Marquinhos, he has not played in a fixture since suffering the adductor injury during PSG’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg fixture against Bayern Munich.
As Pochettino detailed (via Le Parisien) following PSG’s win over Metz, he is not overly concerned with their injuries but is not yet ready to provide for a final declaration on their availability for the upcoming Manchester City fixture.
“He [Mbappe] received a blow to the thigh,” Pochettino said. “We hope it’s nothing serious. He is calm and quiet. A crutch is always painful. We hope that everything will go well.
“He [Marquinhos] is training well. We will see how he is on Wednesday; we hope he will be available.”
Mbappe has led the way for PSG in this season’s Champions League knockout stage with six goals scored while Marquinhos continues to guide the side as its new team captain. PSG will surely need the two in the upcoming showdown against the current Premier League leaders.
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