Atalanta boss hopes Mbappe recovers in time for Champions League clash

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Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini hopes that Kylian Mbappe’s ankle injury is not serious and that he will feature against the Italians in the quarter final of the Champions League. The French Paris Saint-Germain forward was kicked out of the Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne (1-0 win) after a horror tackle by Loic Perrin. Scans on Saturday will have to confirm the precise injury.

Speaking to reporters, Gasperini said he hopes to meet Mbappe when the two sides meet next month. “I’m sorry for him, I didn’t know,” Gasperini told Sky Italia. “Mbappe is a great guy, I hope it’s not serious. We don’t want to win due to the misfortunes of others. In fact, if you win against these types of players, your result means even more.”

Atalanta drew 1-1 away at Milan on Friday evening, leaving them just five points shy of league leaders Juventus. “This was an important game for the run-in, it’s not easy to play Milan these days,” he added. “We conceded in the first few minutes, then we regained balance and had a good game. I would say it’s an excellent point.”

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