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PSG: Galtier offers reassuring update on Mbappe after Lorient win

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The France international left the pitch with an apparent discomfort in the late stages of the game.

Christophe Galtier has brushed off worries around Kylian Mbappe’s fitness problems after his substation against Lorient.

Paris Saint-German claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win over their fourth-placed opponents on Sunday.

Lionel Messi missed the game with a minor Achilles injury, but the Parisians managed to claim a 2-1 win through goals from Neymar and Danilo Pereira.

Galtier subbed off Mbappe in the 85th minute, with the French striker going straight down the tunnel. With World Cup being just over two weeks ahead, the French boss provided an update on Mbappe after the game.

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“Mbappé? Nothing serious,” he told reporters. “He made an effort. He was tired, he was very much in demand. It’s much better to ask to go out than to stay on the pitch and be totally absent.

“But the World Cup is automatically in the players’ heads. There is always information that can make them doubt. Today, I saw some restraint. An effort that we make a little less, fearful of duels.”

France will start their World Cup campaign with a match against Australia on November 22. Les Blues will then take on Denmark and Tunisia in their next group-stage matches.