As if you had to put on a layer, press more where it hurts and spoil Thomas Tuchel’s nights a little more. The burden of the inaugural defeat against Manchester has been weighed down by an additional tile. On Wednesday, the day after the springless setback conceded at home against Manchester United, the PSG coach saw his room for maneuver, very narrow, shrink even a bit. Already orphaned by Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes in the midfield, Thomas Tuchel has been confirmed, as he feared the day before, that he should also do without Idrissa Gueye’s services for several weeks.
” He (Editor’s note: Gueye) said he was unable to sprint, that he had muscle problems, the German technician explained at a press conference after the match. He played most of the half time with problems and explained at the break that it was not possible for him to continue. ” And for good reason. A month after his ankle injury in Nice, it was due to a hamstring tear that Gueye was forced to give up his place at the break. An additional glitch that tarnishes the picture of an evening that the scenario had already made very dark.
Some glimmers of hope
This may seem difficult to hear in view of the performance delivered by the players of Thomas Tuchel. But the score doesn’t say it all. As criticized and disappointing as it is, neither is the manner. Contrary to the worrying evidence it has revealed, the loss conceded to the Reds Devils was also accompanied by some glimmers of hope. Because several players should soon be able to resume to quickly put the Parisian ship afloat.
This is the case, first of all, with Captain Marquinhos. Returning from his trip with the Seleção with an injury to the right adductors, the Brazilian was certainly considered too fair by Tuchel to start Tuesday night. But his participation without embarrassment in the meeting the day before, combined with his presence on the scoresheet, leaves little doubt about the imminence of his return. The same goes for Julian Draxler, whose hamstring pain contracted with the Mannschaft, the German selection, seems to be behind him. Draxler and Marquinhos are applying for a starting place this Saturday against Dijon.
The stigmata of the injury to the internal ligament of Mauro Icardi’s right knee are still visible. But a sign of the positive evolution of his trauma, the strapping that envelops the Argentinian’s joint allows him to run with his partners. Tuesday, Icardi was at the Parc des Princes to participate in a publicity shoot, with Navas and Paredes in particular. The Argentine striker could quickly return to the group, just like Thilo Kehrer. On the other hand, Marco Verratti will stay away from the field for three weeks because of his lesion to the right quadriceps large femoral.
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