Summoned by Brazil when he was not yet completely healed of his groin injury, and while PSG would have preferred that he remain in treatment at the Lodges camp, Neymar was finally forced to give up.
On the night of Thursday to Friday in France, the doctor of the Brazilian selection, Rodrigo Lasmar announced that the striker was forfeited for the two qualifying meetings for the 2022 World Cup in Brazil against Venezuela (Saturday, at 1:30 am French time, live on beIN Sports 1) and especially in Uruguay, Wednesday November 18 (midnight, French time), for which the Brazilian staff was counting on his return.
Neymar’s injury is progressing well, “but it is not enough for him to be available for the match against Uruguay,” Tuesday in Montevideo, said the doctor.
This week, his selection partner, Gabriel Jesus, the Manchester City striker, praised the Parisian: “We all know the quality of Neymar and his importance both in club and in selection. […] All the players here are thanks to their quality and we have to win even if it is easier with Neymar. “
Objective: to be fit to face Leipzig on November 24
Neymar was hit in the second Champions League match in Turkey on October 28. “It is the right of the national team to call players, we can not do anything, honestly, admitted Thomas Tuchel. I always prefer, if boys are injured, that they don’t play. At the same time, we have confidence in the national teams and in the fact that they take good care of the players. “
Communication between PSG and Brazil, which has not always been perfect in the past, seems this time to have worked very well. “The medical staff of the Brazilian national team did not wish to take the slightest risk for the match of the selection on November 17, underlined this Friday evening the Parisian club. It is a decision which honors the trust and the collaboration between the staff of Paris Saint-Germain and those of the Seleçao ”.
The next meeting of PSG in Ligue 1 is scheduled for Friday November 20 in Monaco. But the goal is above all that Neymar is now fit to face Leipzig, on November 24, at the Parc des Princes, for a crucial Champions League match.
Another Parisian also left his selection this Friday. Moise Kean, the Italian striker who was released at the end of the match against Rennes victim of “contusion on the right knee requiring a few days of rest and appropriate care”, was released by Italy because of … “problem muscle ”. He therefore joined the club’s already provided infirmary. In a medical statement, PSG said on Friday that Kean “resumed care today after being released by the staff of the Italian national team, thanks to the good collaboration between the medical staff”.
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr