Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann responds to Kylian Mbappe’s cheeky PSG ‘favourites’ claim ahead of Champions League clash

by | 18 February, 2023 | Bundesliga News, Ligue 1 News

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe

Julian Nagelsmann offered a reply to Kylian Mbappe after the Paris Saint-Germain star’s “favourites” claim ahead of their Champions League clash.

PSG beaten by Bayern in UCL first leg
Mbappe confident they will turn it around
Nagelsmann promises his side won’t sit back

WHAT HAPPENED? Kingsley Coman’s 53rd-minute strike in Paris gave Bayern Munich a slender 1-0 lead to take home to the Allianz Arena when the two sides meet again in three weeks’ time. Mbappe was subbed on in the second half and the forward found the net twice, only to see his efforts ruled out for offside. After the match, the 2018 World Cup winner reinforced that they will travel to Bavaria “to win and qualify” and even went as far as saying his side are favourites. The Bayern head coach responded to that, insisting his side will also play offensive football, despite having a one-goal advantage to protect.

WHAT THEY SAID: “Mbappe said that they can hurt us if they have the ball and play offensively. It’s the same the other way around. We will certainly not put ourselves on the back [foot] in the second leg,” Nagelsmann told reporters.