Mbappe wants PSG to step up Champions League challenge

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during his warm up prior to the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain are on the brink of Champions League glory, according to Kylian Mbappe, who urged his teammates to improve.

The former Monaco forward feels PSG must make strides collectively to achieve their dream of lifting the Champions League.

The Parisians are set to trade tackles with a resurgent Manchester United side at Old Trafford, in one of the most difficult fixtures in the round of 16.

With Neymar certain to miss the clash similar to last season’s defeat to Real Madrid, Mbappe has called on the PSG stars to do the talking on the pitch.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Jose Mourinho is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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The former UEFA Champions League winner believes both teams can challenge Barcelona and Liverpool in the European competition.

“It’s not easy, we have to keep fighting and never give up. I think our time will come but we have to make it happen without trying to go too fast,” he told BT Sport’s Ligue 1 Show and cited on FourFourTwo.

“I think to win things there is an order to the way you need to respect things. If we keep going the way we are, our time will come.”

The France World Cup winner added: “You have to win the Champions League on the pitch, so it is up to us in the team to do what we have to do.

“We are creating a really solid squad and I think it shows. Now we have to keep going, because that is not enough to win the Champions League.

“We are improving, getting better and working every day. We have to keep going.”