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Kovac says silencing Mbappe is ‘Mission Impossible’

Sat 20 February 2021 | 7:45

Ahead of Monaco’s Sunday clash with PSG, their manager praised inform 22-year-old striker, who netted a stunning hat-trick in Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League victory over Barcelona.

"PSG are a world-class team. They score a lot of goals and Kylian Mbappe is currently in great shape,"

Kovac

said at a press conference.

"We must try to stop him. But it is not possible to do it with one player. We cannot stop Mbappe one on one. It's mission impossible. We must be united, we must take care of him together, but that can make other PSG players more free. We have to do a good physical and tactical job to compensate for that.

"We have the second best attack. Granted, we have the worst defence in the top four right now, but we also have some arguments to make. I think we really have to fight, stay united and above all outperform on Sunday evening, in order to bring something back from the Parc des Princes.

"If we take this game from the right end and manage to maintain a positive result over the minutes, that will give us the possibilities to bring something back from this trip."

On

PSG’s

performance at Camp Nou,

Kovac

added:

"I was rather satisfied at the end of the game. Everyone saw the quality of the service delivered by Paris Saint-Germain.

"We all know that this team is growing, gaining momentum and progressing. We therefore expect a difficult match against them, but we do not go admitting defeat. We go there to play our match, to try to compete with them.

"It is difficult to know if this victory will give them even more motivation for the rest of the season. It's true that the big teams in the top five leagues tend to end up like a cannonball. We see their motivation increase tenfold in the final sprint. So I think this victory will have a positive effect for Paris. I just hope it doesn't take effect from Sunday's game."

 

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