Manchester City hold a 2-1 lead into the Champions League semi-final second leg at the Etihad and Mbappe’s involvement is currently uncertain after he picked up a calf injury.
Mbappe himself posted on his Instagram page a photo of himself talking to Presnel Kimpembe on the plane over to Manchester on Monday.
Despite the deficit, defender Alessandro Florenzi insists the team are desperate to perform a magical comeback as they strive to reach the final for the second consecutive year.
‘In these types of games you don’t feel fatigue,’ Florenzi said. ‘The truth is that you don’t feel fatigue because everything is at stake, motivation, pride, there is a team, there is a city that all want a good result.
‘Obviously we’ll do everything we can to give the fans something magical. That’s what we want, so what Ney said about fatigue is absolutely right. It will be above all a mental game and we want to take it really home.
‘There are games that prepare themselves as we say and this is one of them. We’re going to go into it with a lot of heart, pride and desire to win to try and make history.’
Meanwhile, City are also trying to reach the final for the first time in their history, as Pep Guardiola’s side chase glory on the European stage.