Bayern Munich will head into the second leg of its UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain with a 1-0 advantage, but Kylian Mbappe sees that the reigning Ligue 1 champions can have the last laugh in next month’s matchup.
A mere 13 days after suffering a notable thigh injury, Mbappe made his return to action in the second half of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown between PSG and Bayern Munich. The French forward was subbed on in the 57th minute of the contest, and he went on to pose a threat every time he touched the ball. He also hit the back of the net twice, but both goal sequences were ruled offside.
After what he saw in the first leg of this Champions League tie, Mbappe believes that PSG can make Bayern Munich feel uneasy in the return leg by simply playing direct “offensive football.”
“We’ve seen that when we play offensive football and go forward, they’re not comfortable,” Mbappe told Canal+ after the match. “We’re going to go up there and win and qualify.”
Mbappe and PSG will now turn their attention to Ligue 1 matchday 24, where they will meet Lille OSC for a home fixture.