Clearly, the bad news never ends for Thomas Tuchel. After Kylian Mbappé, hit in the thigh and summoned to the French team by Didier Deschamps, it is Neymar’s turn to be called upon to join his selection during the international period of 15 days which will open.
“I think they will stay with us to recover,” yet assured the Parisian coach at the microphone of Téléfoot after the Champions League match in Leipzig on Wednesday. Neymar and Mbappé are indeed both injured and unavailable to play with their club, especially against Rennes, in Ligue 1, this Saturday.
Regarding Neymar, injured in the groin during the victory in Istanbul on October 28, Tuchel had indicated last week: “Honestly I think that it is not possible that he plays with Brazil. It would be a bad message. “Finally, Neymar was therefore called to join Rio at the beginning of next week to take part in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. He will be forfeited for the match against Venezuela on the 13th, but Brazil hopes that he will be operational to face Uruguay on the 17th, in Montevideo.
“We can not do anything”
This Friday, at a press conference on the eve of the match against Rennes, Thomas Tuchel was a philosopher. “It’s the right of national teams to call up players,” he said. And we can’t do anything. I always prefer that injured boys not play. At the same time, we have confidence in the selection staff to provide good care and good individual treatment of the guys. “The Brazilian staff have already assured Parisian leaders that they will not take any risk with Neymar.
In addition, this Friday, two other South Americans were also called by their selection: Leandro Paredes and Angel Di Maria.
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