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PSG coach Tuchel keen to ease pressure on Mbappe for Man Utd trip

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel is keen to ease the pressure on Kylian Mbappe facing Champions League opponents Manchester United.

In the absence of Neymar and Cavani, PSG will be relying on France's World Cup winning talisman Kylian Mbappe to lead their attack. But Tuchel insists it would be wrong to place all the pressure on the striker.

“You can't just place all the burden on him," he said. “But we're talking about Kylian Mbappe. He has his own qualities. It's not really his job to replace Cavani and Neymar, and he can't do all three things at the same time.

“He has to play his game, to play with confidence and I want us to be capable to help him with the right kind of support.

“I'm not thinking about the result. I cannot control that, but what I can manage is our performance.

“I want us to play with courage, play as a team, together tight-knit, fight and be ready to suffer if necessary.

“We don't want to talk about the result, but we we are here to score we want to score. Perhaps more than one."

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