The relationship between the two players is strong. In fact, the forward tried to sign Tchouameni for Paris Saint-Germain at one point, but Tchouameni was clear that he wanted to sign for Real Madrid. Meanwhile, they continue to play together for the French national team, and recently talked about a possible Champions League showdown.
They were at the French national team camp when they joked about the possibility of facing each other again in the Champions League round of 16. Mbappé doesn’t like this option, because it would mean that Paris Saint-Germain would qualify as second in their group and therefore have to play the return leg at the Santiago Bernabéu.
The French forward doesn’t want to relive a similar situation. Real Madrid’s comeback in the 2021-2022 Champions League left him completely shaken. He realized that the Merengue club in the Champions League is a team that can never be counted out.
In addition, if this were to happen, he would prefer to face them later. Being eliminated in the group stage would be a huge failure and would further sink his spirits. What is clear is that this would reaffirm his decision to leave at the end of the season.
They’re looking forward to it
The Real Madrid squad is looking forward to facing Paris Saint-Germain. What has happened in past seasons with the future of Kylian Mbappé and Nasser Al Khelaifi’s statements attacking Real Madrid, has caused the Merengue club to want to beat a state-run club again.
For this to happen, they first have to advance from the group stage, and PSG has a difficult path ahead. The heavy defeat to Newcastle was a tough blow, and the remaining matches against Milan, Dortmund, and Newcastle could make things very difficult for them.