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Tuchel is hoping for an Mbappe miracle

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Thomas Tuchel admits he is living in hope that by some miracle Kylian Mbappe is fit to face Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals.

After being on the end of a horror challenge in the French Cup final, Kylian Mbappe left the field in considerable pain.

Furthermore, he was then spotted on crutches after the match as his side celebrated their victory.

PSG was quick to assess the extent of the injury and made a diagnosis of a serious ankle injury, which included external ligament damage.

The World Cup-winning winger was immediately ruled out of the August 12th Champions League clash with Atalanta, which is scheduled to take place in Portugal.

PSG is treading on unfamiliar ground, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and while Atalanta should pose no problem for a side that boasts the likes of Neymar, Di Maria, and Icardi up front at this stage of the competition there are no easy games.

That is why Thomas Tuchel is desperate to get his young superstar back if at all possible

In an interview reported by Goal, he is hoping for an Mbappe miracle.

The PSG boss said:

“This will have an important influence for us, but I hope that the solution will be found.” 

“We still hope he can play against Atalanta, but the chances will be very, very small. Every day counts to achieve a miracle, but tomorrow we will have to adapt without Kylian.”

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