Jules Koundé y Kylian Mbappé en un entrenamiento con la selección de Francia

MBAPPÉ AND KOUNDÉ WILL RIVALIZE FOR THE FOURTH TIME

It's hilarious! France asks Koundé to treat Mbappé with 'affection' in PSG-Barça

Published:6/04/2024 - 21:19h

Updated:7/04/2024 - 11:17h

The Champions League match between PSG and FC Barcelona will see Jules Koundé and Kylian Mbappé face off in what promises to be an intense duel. Precisely, the harshness of this commitment has generated some concern in France about the physical state of 'Donatello'

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Every time lacking less for the meeting of gone of the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and the FC Barcelona, that will carry out next Wednesday 10 April in the Park of the Princes to the 21:00 hours. One of the big appeals of this clash is the duel between Kylian Mbappé and Jules Koundé, those who are big friends, but now will confront in a commitment that promises to be very contested.

Up to now, the international Frenchmen only have seen the faces like rivals in three occasions: one in the season 2017-18 and two in the campaign 2018-19. In these crosses between the PSG and the FC Girondins Bordeaux, 'Donatello' went out victorious in two occasions, whereas the another finished in tie. This wants to say that the defender culé will look for his first victory against the forward of the combined Parisian, and at present has good possibilities to attain it.

The unusual 'request' to Jules Koundé from France

However, from France, in addition to being attentive to the thrilling duel between both players, there is some worry by the physical rigour that Jules Koundé can exert on Kylian Mbappé, considering that the exjugador of the Seville is one of the more hard and relentless defenders of the international panorama. As it informed in 'SPORT', has posed the unusual 'request' that the '23' Barcelona treat to '7' of the Parisians with 'affection', avoiding the aggressiveness and the intensity in his mark, with the aim to preserve the physical integrity of the forward and ensure that it do not suffer any injury that can put in risk his presence in the Eurocopa 2024.

This approach did not take in taking some 'viralidad' by the social networks, since it results quite inverosímil. Even, some fans of the FC Barcelona have done comments in tone jokingly, questioning why not ranging to Kylian Mbappé in the commitments against the Catalan picture if they do not want to risk it in front of Koundé. These comments in humorous tone contrast with the reality of what promises to be a clash stood out between these two names 'top' of the French selection. A duel that will mark the second crossing with a player of hierarchy that will have the defender in phases of 'kill-kill' in this Champions, since in eighth of final showed his capacity to cancel to Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in the eliminatory against the Naples.

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