Although Paris Saint-Germain is expecting a duel with Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, the main topic in France these days is the fate of Kylian Mbappe at the club. The phenomenal striker persistently refuses to continue the cooperation, but Mauricio Pochettino hopes that he will still stay at Le Parc des Princes for many years to come.
The contract of the French national team player, who arrived at the club in the summer of 2017 for 180,000,000 euros, expires in the summer of 2022. They are afraid in the club that if he does not continue the cooperation soon, he could leave them as a free player in a year and a half, so there is speculation that they could sell him after the end of the season.
Real Madrid hopes for such an outcome. Pochettino still hopes that will not happen. "I hope he will stay for many years to come. I'm not saying that selfishly, but for the good of the club and Paris. He can help us do great things," said the Argentine, admitting that everything is in Mbappe's hands.
French Ligue 1 and Champions League
While the future of one of the biggest stars of world football in the City of Light hangs in the balance, PSG has two very important tasks ahead of them. After losing to Lille, they now have to fight for the championship trophy, but now it will be harder for them to reach that goal, primarily because of the other three clubs that are in the race with them, and already on Wednesday, the selected players of the former Tottenham coach will face Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
The two teams met last season at the end of this competition. "We are not stupid, Bayern is a difficult opponent, the current European champion, but we must not enter the match with the inferiority complex. We are going to Munich with respect, but also with the goal of reaching the semifinals."
While the Parisians will miss Marco Veratti in the upcoming two duels, Bayern will host the French champions without the best scorer Robert Lewandowski. "Bayern is not just Lewandowski, although he is a great player.
Their strength is in the team." As Pochettino took over the bench of PSG in the middle of the season from Thomas Tuchel, he claims that his impact on the potential winning of the Champions League will be minimal. "I will be judged from next season."
The contract of the French national team player, who arrived at the club in the summer of 2017 for 180,000,000 euros, expires in the summer of 2022.