There is a big problem for France ahead of the clash with Portugal. Top spot is up for grabs and Deschamps will have to decide whether play Mbappe or not. The PSG man is coming back from an injury and got suffer a relapse if he plays.
There are some important Nations League matches on Saturday and one of them sees Portugal play France. They will fight for top spot in the group. Both teams have the same number of points, three wins and a draw.
The big question is whether Mbappe will play or not. The decision will affect PSG and Thomas Tuchel.
The French player is recovering from a hamstring injury, but he has not played since going off with a knock against Nantes on 31st October. PSG do not want Deschamps to take a risk as he may get injured again.
Mbappe did not play a single minute of the Champions League match with RB Leipzig or the Ligue 1 match with Rennes. PSG want him to be rested by Deschamps or to just come on if the situation really requires it.
“I have a good relationship with PSG, a respectful relationship. Our aim is the same: to protect the players,” Deschamps said just a few days back in the press conference.
On the other hand, Thomas Tuchel has criticised the fixture schedule and the large number of matches. “We’re going to kill the footballers,” the PSG coach said. He has got important players like Neymar, Icardi, Verratti, Sarabia, etc.