It's easier to breathe at Prince's Park after the victory at Old Trafford against Manchester United. PSG only needs to draw at home against Turkish Basaksehir in the last round of the Champions League to secure a place in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
In League 1, Thomas Tuchel's team is not playing well. Only a point in the previous two rounds. Marseille came dangerously close, and today in the derby of the 12th round, the team from the capital arrives in Montpellier (21.00).
The host is in a series of four victories and welcomes the winner of the triple crown and the vice-champion of Europe with optimism. The Parisians want to stop the bad mini-series in the domestic championship and again let it be known who is the boss in France.
Tuchel has never been able to count on the strongest team this season. The good news is that German midfielder Julian Draxler has recovered from the injury.
Tuchel on the game and Kylian Mbappe
After a month-long break, the former Schalke player could find himself in the starting lineup in Montpellier.
Diallo also cleared the cards last week against Bordeaux. Defenders, German Tilo Kehrer and Spaniard Juan Bernat, are not competing for the team. Tuchel is thinking of resting Kylian Mbappe in Montpellier. A fast-footed striker could start the match from the bench.
The German expert is not worried about the fact that Mbappe didn't score a goal in the Champions League in 2020. "Kylian is very calm, just like me. He played well against United. He played better even when he scored goals.
He had a lot of influence, he made a lot of sprints in attack and defense. If he continues like that, goals will come. I am satisfied with his performance. We will create chances for him. He can be calm. I am," Tuchel said. The former coach of Mainz and Borussia Dortmund has confirmed that he will not play with the strongest team tonight at the Sted de la Moson stadium.
"We have a big game, very important, which we have to play on Tuesday. To do that, we will have to find solutions, make changes that will allow us to stay fresh in three days. We have a very difficult game in Montpellier.
It is always difficult there, but we have to accept that we have a decisive game on Tuesday. We will have to make important decisions," said the coach of the European runners-up.