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Bixente Lizarazu says Bayern Munich was naive against PSG’s Kylian Mbappe

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Can Bayern Munich adjust its defense to stop Kylian Mbappe?

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Bayern Munich 2001 Champions League winner Bixente Lizarazu watched last week’s Champions League match between the Bavarians and Paris Saint-Germain with great interest.

What he saw from Bayern Munich’s defense, however, was something he did not like.

“If Bayern play so naively by leaving such a large space behind their defense, Mbappe will express himself in the same way,” Lizarazu told Telefoot (as captured by beIN Sports).“Mbappe is really strong in there. He’s the best forward in the world on the break or in quick attacks. Can Bayern correct that, or not?”

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Kylian Mbappe could be tough for Bayern Munich to contain on Tuesday.
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That question will be answered on Tuesday night.

As for Lizarazu’s thought on Mbappe, the 51-year-old thinks Paris Saint-Germain should do everything possible to hang on to the young talent.

“I would do anything to keep Mbappe. If he has to leave, Kane would be a good reinforcement for PSG,” Lizarazu said. “You need a center-forward who is both a goal scorer and who can play, such as Lewandowski can do at Bayern.”