PSG expect Xavi and Barca to use ‘anti-Mbappe’ plan


Paris Saint-Germain players are reportedly expecting Xavi and Barcelona to come up with an ‘anti-Mbappe’ plan in the Champions League quarter-final ties between the two clubs.

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward #07 Kylian Mbappe (L) fights for the ball with Marseille's Swiss defender #06 Ulisses Garcia during the French L1 football match between Olympique Marseille (OM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southeastern France, on March 31, 2024. 

Mbappe is obviously the great threat of this PSG team. The French striker has scored 39 goals for PSG already this season and will be the main dangerman in the tie.

Mundo Deportivo reckon that PSG believe Xavi has been making plans to cope with the striker and could use a specific player to counter the threat of Mbappe.

Xavi has previously used Ronald Araujo to counter the threat of Vincius when Barca have played Real Madrid - with the tactic working to good effect.

The report speculates that Araujo could be given a similar role against Mbappe, but there’s also a chance that Jules Kounde could be tasked with keeping the striker quiet.

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Kounde does of course know Mbappe well as the duo play together for the France national team and were together again recently over the last international break.

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