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Mbappe “pressured” in EURO game against Ukraine, giving UCL teams a chance to exploit his weakness

Mbappe "pressured" in EURO game against Ukraine, giving UCL teams a chance to exploit his weakness
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Ukraine found the off-switch of Mbappe as France drew against Ukraine in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. During the game, the French superstar was incapable of scoring the winning goal on March 25th, 2021.

The plan used by the Ukraine boss would bring joy to the hearts of the Champions League teams. In an interview, Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko said, “There were many players on the flank, and they limited the movements of Mbappe.”

In the game, we had only one plan, and that was to pressure Mbappe always, and we did that well. Following our game against France last year, we found their weaknesses, and hence we manipulated that to our advantage,” said Shevchenko.

The tactic used by Shevchenko could offer PSG’s opponents, Bayern Munich, a way to beat the French champions in the next stage of the Champions League. Due to Mbappe constantly being relied upon by PSG, The Parisians lost conviction going into the UCL Quarter Finals.

The French giants will face Bayern next in the Champions League on April 8th, 2021. The defensive tactics that they possess will keep Mbappe out of the game for good.

Mbappe (L) is tackled by Ukraine's defender Illia Zabarnyi (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Mbappe (L) is tackled by Ukraine’s defender Illia Zabarnyi (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Bayern could therefore use the tactic to keep Mbappe out of the game because the twenty-two-year-old has proven himself to be ruthless in the Champions League.

Kike: PSG’s pandora box in the UCL??

Kike is a threat for teams in Europe’s most prestigious tournament. Despite being only twenty-two, the French forward is about to equal the fifty (overall) goals scored by French legend Thierry Henry in the Champions League. The record accumulated by Donatello speaks to his overall years in the U.C.L. with Monaco and P.S.G. ‘

Mbappe made his first appearance in the Champions League with Monaco against Manchester City. He recorded his first goal against the Citizens on February 21st, 2017. Since then, he has recorded twenty-five goals in forty-two U.C.L. appearances.

This record of his makes him similar to the mythological Pandora Box for Les Rouge Et Bleu. Though in P.S.G., Mbappe would never harm the owners and will only seek to destroy his opponents.

Donatello showcased his talent to seek and destroy in the U.C.L. round of 16 first leg against Barcelona, by netting a hat-trick. He thus proved his dominance to the Blaugrana, who had the G.O.A.T. Lionel Messi on their side.

Real Madrid was always interested in signing the French wonder-kid, but after the thrashing he gave Barcelona, they are keener in seeing him play in the white jersey of Los Blancos.

Mbappe to reject Liverpool to push for a move to Santiago Bernabeu

Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates his goal (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)

Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates his goal (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)

Kike is constantly linked to Liverpool and Real Madrid after his emergence in the 2018 World Cup. Jurgen Klopp is keen on bringing Kike to Anfield to have him lead his front line.

Unfortunately for the Reds and Klopp, Mbappe wishes to move to Spain. Therefore, a move to Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane would benefit the Frenchman as he would play under a legendary player.

However, this would all depend on where PSG concludes the current UCL season in. With the way they are surging forward in Europe, Mbappe may decide to remain and emulate Lionel Messi’s loyalty.

Read More: La Liga Chief reveals move for “Kylian Mbappe very unlikely” giving a boost for EPL clubs

 

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