Dortmund-PSG: Mbappé expected around the corner


By: Manu Tournoux

This Wednesday, Kylian Mbappé will be scrutinized with great attention on the lawn of Borussia Dortmund.

This Wednesday, the Paris Saint Germain moves on the lawn of Borussia Dortmund with quite unprecedented pressure, that of not leaving your group in the Champions League. In the event of victory at Signal Iduna Park, the Parisians would ensure qualification but also first place in the group. But a draw or defeat combined with a Newcastle win against Milan (or a Milan loss and win) would send them into the Europa League, something that has never happened in the last eleven seasons.

Responsibilities to assume

Little in sight during the narrow victory against Nantes on Saturday, Kylian Mbappé will obviously be expected for this high-stakes match, the most important of the Parisian season so far. In Rothen ignites, Jerome Rothen did not hesitate to express these high expectations with regard to the French international. “PSG must win in Dortmund and who will make you win this kind of meeting? They are the big players. Kylian (Mbappé) is the boss of this team. It’s up to him to take responsibility.”he explained before predicting that a possible elimination would certainly fall on the 24-year-old player. “He is the one who must be the hero in the Dortmund match. Plus Dembélé is not there, so we expect Kylian to make the difference, it’s logical. If PSG fails to win in Dortmund and is eliminated from the Champions League, well let’s go after Kylian Mbappé..

Same story for Christophe Dugarry, who is waiting for PSG number 7 to take on the responsibilities he has asked for. “He wanted the keys to the truck. He’s been telling us for years that we shouldn’t talk about age, that we should only talk about the field and performance. The statistics are there, but we are still disappointed with his impact at Paris Saint-Germain since the start of the season. We expected better”regretted the 1998 world champion.

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