Thomas Tuchel underlined, at the end of the meeting against Borussia Dortmund, the sacrifice of the tri-color world champion.
Victim of a sore throat 48 hours from the reunion with the Borussia Dortmund Wednesday, Kylian Mbappé, feverish, remained two days without being able to train. Returning to Camp des Loges the morning of the match for a light jog and the traditional set-up, the Parisian striker was finally declared good for service.
If he was therefore present in the Paris group convened by Thomas Tuchel, the former Monegasque was obviously not 100% and had to be content with a replacement role, the German technician choosing to establish Pablo Sarabia in its place. The mere presence of the Frenchman on the bench nonetheless reassured the coach of PSG who also took care to highlight the gesture of his star striker, ready to render service despite a precarious state.
Thiago Silva gave up on himself
"Lately there has been only bad news, as if we were cursed. And when Kylian announced to us Wednesday morning that he was ready to get on the bench, I thought to myself: maybe this is finally the end of bad luck and a good sign. This is what happened and it is a real relief "he said in words relayed by Sky Sport.
Note also that the absence of Thiago Silva in the Paris group is due to the player himself. It was indeed the Brazilian, after talking to his trainer, who chose to step aside, aware of not being 100% despite his presence in training for several days.