Last year, Neymar Jr. suffered a broken metatarsal fracture against Strasbourg, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel will not be afraid to resting him this weekend.
Neymar in the starting lineup against Strasbourg
Neymar’s past problems between Strasbourg players will not stop Thomas Tuchel from including the star of Brazil in the starting lineup of the Paris Saint Germain this weekend. Last year, Neymar had a metatarsal fracture in a collision with Coupe de France, after he crawled quickly three times, and Strasbourg Anthony Goncalves said to the forward: “do not come blubbing afterward.” This injury kept Neymar for three months, which meant that he missed the last match of the Champions League with Manchester United, which progressed in away goals after a total draw of 3-3. This weekend, against Strasbourg, it takes place just four days before the second stage of the clash with Borussia Dortmund, which won the first stage 2-1, leaving PSG before another potential exit of the last-16.
We can’t protect him
Thomas said that Neymar Jr. bears a knock on Coupe de France’s victory over Lyon in the middle of the week, but if he does, PSG manager will not rest the player this weekend just because of his story with Racing. “No, it’s a football business, and anything can occur,” Thomas said at a news conference on Friday. “We cannot protect them. We have a history with Strasbourg, but I cannot think that they can do strange things. I’m not scared.” He took a hit against Lyon, so we have to settle. If he is ready, he will play. “However, Thomas is looking forward to a retaliatory position with Borussia Dortmund when it comes to the suitability of compatriot of Neymar, Thiago Silva.
Thiago Silva has no more pain, so it’s his time to perform against Strasbourg
The defender missed the last two PSG fixtures with a hamstring injury, which was initially supposed to force him out of the second tie against the Bundesliga. However, he returned to training ahead of schedule, which gave Tuchel hope that he could have his captain in the Champions League. “I’m more optimistic,” said Thomas. “He has no more pain. This is the time for him. It is possible that he can play 45 minutes against Strasbourg.” But this is too much risk for Saturday with just one training session. We will have more intensity on Saturday and Sunday for him here. “Waiting for Monday; We’ll decide after:” I talk with Silva almost every day. He is thoroughly preparing for the game on Wednesday. He absolutely wants to play. “We’ll decide on Tuesday or Wednesday. It’s a plan. We can’t push, be impatient.”