Thomas Tuchel says he’s worried about the ankle injury of Kylian Mbappe. The 21-year-old forward suffered a potential serious injury after a horror tackle made by Loic Perrin during Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne. Tuchel is worried Mbappe will be out of contention for the return of the Champions League in three weeks time.
Following the match, manager Thomas Tuchel voiced his concern over what looks to be a very costly injury blow. “Anyone who saw it is worried,” he told a news conference. “Anyone seeing that foul is worried.” Mbappe was forced off the pitch and later on appeared on crutches at the trophy ceremony.
The German boss was not happy with the performance of referee Amaury Delerue as Tuchel believes the referee let the match get out of hand. “It started with a foul on Neymar. We took three yellow cards after the foul on Kylian. And, at the beginning, he gave a card for this foul, and we, for having asked to protect the player, we took three.”
“These are not the same criteria that are applied. I say this for all players. Viewers are there to watch players, people watching TV too. And most importantly, to protect all the players, not just mine. It’s a game for the players and it wasn’t like that.” Mbappe will undergo a series of scans on Saturday.