Mbappe believes PSG can beat Bayern in return leg

February 15, 2023 12:18 pm

Kylian Mbappe. [Source: Reuters]

Kylian Mbappe said he was confident Paris St Germain could advance into the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last-16 clash.

France forward came on as a substitute in the 57th minute and ignited the game, having two goals disallowed for offside as his entrance changed the storyline of the match.

“We have to remember the final part of the game; we’re behind but we saw that we were able to cause them trouble. We need all our players to be healthy and go there to win and qualify,” said Mbappe, who was back after a two-week injury layoff.

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Mbappe’s return to fitness is PSG’s best hope looking ahead to the March 8 second leg at the Allianz Arena.

Mbappe believes that if PSG are at full strength they can turn things around in Munich.

Coach Christophe Galtier will also hope that Achraf Hakimi will be back on the right flank of the defence after he was replaced because of an injury at halftime.

Galtier has hopes that the story will be different in three weeks in Munich.