Pep Guardiola had assured him: "He will play".
Unfortunately for Paris, the Manchester City coach was wrong.
According to our information, Kylian Mbappé will not start this Tuesday evening (9 p.m., live on RMC Sport) for the semi-final second leg of the Champions League.
The contracture in the right calf that has handicapped the Parisian striker since the first leg last Wednesday proved to be too important.
The big doubt that had accompanied his presence at the kickoff in recent hours was therefore well founded.
Monday morning, on his arrival at Le Bourget airport, Mbappé's limping approach had ignited social networks.
Many Parisian supporters were hoping for a bluff from the player in front of the camera.
But Monday evening, Mbappé had not taken part in the collective training session.
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The French international (42 caps) had not forced himself, confining himself to races at medium intensity, without a sprint.
Finally, after a night of reflection, Mauricio Pochettino and the Parisian staff judged that Mbappé was not able to take up the challenge that awaits PSG.