Hecatomb at PSG before Nîmes and the Champions League
The weekend after the international break promises to be complicated at PSG. Very complicated even. As the German coach Thomas Tuchel has just confided at a press conference on the eve of the trip to Nîmes (kick-off at 9 p.m.), the Parisian training aligned risks having the appearance of an experimental team.
The technician who deplored “a little bad luck” will have to do without Draxler, Marquinhos and Verratti, injured in selection. “They will not be with us in Nîmes,” he concludes about the trio, even leaving uncertainty over their presence in the Champions League for Manchester. Marquinhos was, anyway, like Di Maria and Kurzawa, suspended.
Another missing player, Ander Herrera. “He was not with us during the international break because he tested positive for the coronavirus,” he said of the Spaniard. The match in Nîmes could have been the first for Danilo Pereira, but it was identified contact case of Cristiano Ronaldo ( Editor’s note: tested positive ) in selection. “The medical protocol prevents him from being with us,” explains Tuchel. Colin Dagba is in the same case with the Espoirs. Only a third negative result would allow him to travel.
Finally, still in the ranks of injuries: Kehrer, absent since September 13, will still be “a few weeks”, Tuchel advance without specifying the nature of his injury. “As for Icardi, he injured the internal ligament of a knee last Wednesday. It’s not too serious, but he will miss the match in Nîmes and against Manchester, ”concludes the German coach. Bernat was out for several months with a ruptured cruciate ligaments.
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