Former Serie A Forward Drops Eye-Opening Messi, Neymar Champions League Take

Former Serie A forward Jeremy Menez believes that Paris Saint-Germain will be “more organized” for its upcoming clash against Bayern Munich, where it will be able to count on Lionel Messi and Neymar but not Kylian Mbappe.

PSG has already ruled out Mbappe from the first leg of its UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against the Bundesliga powerhouse. The Ligue 1 side announced on Thursday that the French forward is dealing with an injury “to the left thigh at the level of the femoral biceps.”

Mbappe was subbed off in the first half of PSG’s Ligue 1 away fixture against Montpellier on Wednesday due to his injury. His appearance against Montpellier will be his last for quite a while, as he is expected to be sidelined for PSG’s next five contests in all competitions.

PSG will have to rely on Messi and Neymar to lead the way against Bayern Munich, as Mbappe will be on the sideline for the match. Still, Menez sees that PSG can defeat Bayern Munich in two weeks because when one of its superstar forwards does not play, the team is more productive on and off the ball.

“It’s a big loss, but when one of the three is not there, PSG is better organized, better at recovery, and even better overall,” Menez said on RMC Sport’s “Rothen s’enflamme” program.

PSG will next be in action on Ligue 1 matchday 22 with a home fixture against Toulouse.

Tags Bayern Munich Champions League Jérémy Ménez Kylian Mbappé
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