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Pochettino updates Mbappe injury after scoring 100th Ligue 1 goal

Mon 22 March 2021 | 21:12

Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Kylian Mbappe was subbed off in his team's victory against Lyon as a precaution after he twisted his ankle

The French forward netted two goals in the 4-2 win to reach 100 career Ligue 1 goals, but then he limped off and was replaced by the returning Neymar with 20 minutes remaining at the Groupama Stadium. 

However, head coach

Pochettino

 

offered a positive update over the situation at a news conference after the match. 

"The Kylian Mbappe substitution was just a precaution. He had a knock, a twisted ankle,"

Pochettino mentioned.

Danilo Pereira and Angel Di Maria each scored a goal in the first half of the match against PSG's title rival, Lyon.

PSG

 

are now standing top of the table after Nimes defeated Lille, and their coach was especially fascinated with his team's confidence.

"I'm very happy with our performance, the truth is that we played very good football for 60 to 65 minutes against a very difficult opponent like Lyon,"

he continued.  

"I'm happy, the players deserve all the credit because of the way they played. And we faced a very tough team who had all week to prepare against us, while we produced a great performance midweek against Lille. So, I want to congratulate my players for a good job."

Lyon had a week off to prepare while

PSG

 beat Lille in the Coupe de France on Wednesday. 

"It's very important to keep improving after two and a half months, I think we have played 19 or 20 games. Improving every day is the most important thing and playing at this level for 90 minutes is our aim.  

"We need to take what we showed for 60 minutes and do that for an entire game. With hard work we'll get there, it is true that there is no time, but we are at the beginning of our project and after two and a half months we are alive in three competitions, Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and the Champions League."

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