‘With Mbappe I think it’s not a injury, but more fatigue’: PSG boss Thomas Tuchel confirms he took star off against Nantes as a precaution as he insists ‘now is not the time to take too many risks’ after losing Neymar to an adductor problem
- Thomas Tuchel says he took Kylian Mbappe off against Nantes as a precaution
- Mbappe was substituted in the 74th minute of PSG’s 3-0 victory on Saturday
- Tuchel was eager to avoid further injuries with Neymar already sidelined
Mbappe was amongst the scorers as he found the net with a penalty, but the striker was taken off in the 74th minute.
Tuchel stated that Mbappe didn’t suffer an injury but was just suffering from fatigue.
Thomas Tuchel revealed that Kylian Mbappe was substituted as a precaution against Nantes
Tuchel was eager for Paris Saint-Germain to avoid any further injuries with Neymar already out
The PSG boss was eager not to take ‘too many risks’, with Neymar ruled out until after the international break with an adductor injury.
Moise Kean, who is on loan from Everton, was taken off at half time against Nantes to ensure that he didn’t get injured.
‘With Mbappe I think it’s not a injury, but more fatigue,’ Tuchel told Canal+. ‘The same goes for Kean. He took a lot of hits, which was painful. He wanted to continue but I said ‘no’.
‘Now is not the time to take too many risks. I really hope we don’t have any new injured players.’
Mbappe scored as PSG prevailed against Nantes but he was substituted in the 74th minute
Neymar is set to be out of action until after the international break due to an adductor problem
In addition to Mbappe, Ander Herrera and Pablo Sarabia were also on the scoresheet against Nantes.
PSG are now three points clear at the top of Ligue 1, although they have played a game more than Lille, who are second.
In addition to Neymar, Tuchel was without a host of other players against Nantes, with Angel Di Maria missing through suspension, while Leandro Paredes, Juan Bernat, Marco Verratti, Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler and Alessandro Florenzi were all missing due to injuries.
PSG are back in Champions League action on Wednesday when they face RB Leipzig away. The French side have taken three points out of a possible six in Europe so far this season.