PSG and Bayern Munich are less than two weeks from meeting each other in the Champions League as part of the Round of 16 matchups.
The coach of Bayern, Julian Nagelsmann, spoke to the media on Friday and told them that he doesn't believe one thing about Kylian Mbappe's unavailability for the first-leg game.
On Thursday, PSG released an official medical statement on the website of the club making it very clear: Mbappe will be out for the next three weeks while recovering from the hamstring injury he suffered against Montpellier last Wednesday.
In other words, Mbappe will miss (among many others) the game against Bayern scheduled for Feb. 14 in the first-leg of the Round of 16 slate of games.
The German coach, though, doesn't seem convinced about that judging by what he told his country's media on Friday.
Someone's lying and he goes by the name of Nagels'
"I don't think Mbappe will be out for the first leg," Nagelsmann said. "I guess he will play as planned. The statement on the club's page is too vague."
Just on Friday, in the same press conference, Nagelsmann revealed that Bayern's leading man Sadio Mane has been ruled out for the first leg against PSG himself.
Nagelsmann said that "Sadio Mane will definitely miss the first leg against PSG," adding that Bayern expect him back "mid-to-late February."
"It's looking good, he's no longer in pain," Nagelsmann claimed. To which we say: do PSG have to believe the German while the German does not believe PSG?
To each their own, but I don't think the note published on the website of PSG is any vaguer than the words of the Bayern coach when he said that his player is going to "definitely miss" the first game... just to go on and claim that the recovery "is looking good" and that he's expected back "mid-to-late February."
Talk about vague.