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Luis Enrique dodges a question about Kylian Mbappe’s playing time in Champions League

PSG boss Luis Enrique has made it clear that Kylian Mbappe will not receive any assurances regarding his playing time in the Champions League.

During PSG’s recent goalless draw with Monaco, Kylian Mbappe was substituted at half-time, following a similar substitution in the draw against Rennes the previous week.

PSG head coach Luis Enrique was asked what he expected from Mbappe in their second leg at Real Sociedad on Tuesday night, Enrique told a press conference: “I expect my team to be up to the level of the game and to approach it in the way we have throughout the season.

“I can see that the team is full of confidence and we have a clear target, which is to try to win the game.

“We want to beat Real Sociedad away from home, but it will certainly be very tough.”

I will ask the team to show personality, just like in Paris. We made it clear over there that we are capable.

PSG lead 2-0 from the first leg and Enrique added: “It is an attractive position to be in and we have the desire to be in this competition.”

Enrique confirmed the fitness of full-back Nuno Mendes, who is set to start following his lengthy injury absence.

Real Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil acknowledges the challenge his side faces in overturning the two-goal deficit but remains hopeful that they can spring a surprise.

“I will ask the team to show personality, just like in Paris. We made it clear over there that we are capable,” he said.

“For our part, we will do everything we can to achieve it. I want the best atmosphere, both on and off the pitch. It won’t be easy, but we are full of hope. The important thing is to compete and to stay alive.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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