Four in a row! Neymar is still not in the group unveiled this Friday by PSG. He will miss his fourth game in a row this Saturday, all competitions after absences noted against Nantes, Lyon, Dijon and therefore Amiens, scheduled this Saturday at 5.30 pm in Picardy.
The Brazilian star, if he were to hold this Tuesday in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League in Dortmund, will not have played a single minute since February 1, against Montpellier, the day during which he was injured . Following a shock with Arnaud Souquet, the number 10 suffers from a “chondro-costal lesion”. He is training normally but the pain is too severe. This embarrassment does not prevent him from celebrating his birthday or responding to requests from his sponsors.
This Friday, Thomas Tuchel had once again been evasive about the injury of his player, the most expensive in history. “He will train this afternoon (Editor’s note: this Friday at 4 p.m.). You see him on the field and wonder why he doesn’t play in matches. But because in training he is more protected than in a match. The risk is decreasing every day, so we will decide later what we will do tomorrow ”. Let it rest again, therefore.
And he is not the only one: Kylian Mbappé, Pablo Sarabia, Thomas Meunier, Layvin Kurzawa are also put in the “fridge” before the trip to Germany. As expected, Diallo (hamstrings), Kimpembe (thigh), Dagba (knee) are absent due to injury. Finally, note the presence in the group of Bakker, Aouchiche or Kouassi.