PSG are counting their troops, three days before they enter the Champions League on Tuesday against Manchester United. This Saturday morning, a few hours after their return from Nîmes where they easily won (4-0), the Parisians had an appointment for a clean-up at the Camp des Loges. They found the players in preparation or returning from injury.
And among this contingent are some reasons for hope. Mauro Icardi (knee), Marquinhos (quadriceps) and Julian Draxler (hamstrings) participated in an individual session, in sneakers. The Argentine striker had his knee firmly strapped and he will be forfeited for the reception of the Red Devils as Thomas Tuchel had indicated even before the trip to the Gard: “He will miss the match in Nîmes and against Manchester. “
Neymar in training, doubts about Danilo
Regarding the other absent, Thomas Tuchel had given the Costières stadium somewhat contradictory news. At a press conference, with little hope: “We have not had good news. We hope to get as many people back as possible. But for Marco (Verratti), Marqui, Drax and Paredes, the deadline seems very short to me. “And at the microphone of Canal +, with more optimism:” I have doubts for Verratti, as with Paredes. Draxler, I really hope, as with Marquinhos. “
The trend this Saturday is getting closer to that statement. Paredes and Verratti are heading, barring a miracle, towards a forfeit, while a reasonable hope surrounds Marquinhos and Draxler. The sessions on Sunday and Monday will be decisive for the two players affected by a different muscle in the thigh.
Danilo Pereira, contact case of Cristiano Ronaldo (positive for covid-19 in the Portuguese selection), continued his preparation on the sidelines this Saturday. He is not injured and will be in good shape to play if tests confirm he has not contracted the virus, but Thomas Tuchel will have to decide if he wants to throw him without common landmarks with his new teammates in a match of this importance. He must discover his teammates for the first time this Sunday, if his PCR test turns out to be negative.
Neymar, preserved from the trip to Nîmes, was present for the session, as was Angel Di Maria, suspended in Ligue 1, but expected against his former team on Tuesday.
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