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For PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, there is no shame in facing Bayern Munich without Robert Lewandowski

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With or without Robert Lewandowski, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe knows Bayern Munich will be tough.

Paris Saint-Germain v Lille OSC - Ligue 1 Photo by Aurelien Meunier - PSG/PSG via Getty Images

Injuries are an unfortunate part of any game at the professional level and ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s upcoming Champions League tie with Bayern Munich, Kylian Mbappe echoed those sentiments.

Mbappe admitted that Lewandowski’s absence does present an advantage for his squad, but does not think the Bavarians will be any less challenging even without their star striker.

Paris Saint-Germain v Lille OSC - Ligue 1
Kylian Mbappe did not like to see Robert Lewandowski get injured, but knows that helps PSG’s chances against Bayern Munich.
Photo by Aurelien Meunier - PSG/PSG via Getty Images

“Of course, we’re not going to be choosy, he’s a great player for them,” Mbappe said to Telefoot (as captured by “This is good news for us, even if I don’t like to be happy about other people’s injuries. It’s a great team, there are only great teams in the Champions League even if Bayern are among the favorites. We are going to go there, we do not have to be ashamed, we will play with our qualities and we will see how far it will take us.”

Mbappe clearly remembers last season’s Champions League finale and knows that Bayern Munich is much more than just its wonderful number 9.