‘Sad’ Neymar faces race against time ahead of Man United clash
PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel has said the club will know the extent of Neymar’s metatarsal injury next week.
The Brazil captain limped off in the PSG's 2-0 French Cup win against Strausbourg and faces a race against time in order to be fit and face Manchester United in the Champions League round of 16 tie. Marco Verratti sprained his ankle on Saturday and that adds to PSG’ s injury concerns.
"It's horrible that's certain, after Marco (Verratti), now Ney. They are key players, players with great quality, quality extraordinary, they are missed greatly but at the same time, it is our challenge to find a solution. That's the job of the whole team because we don't have players that can play like Marco or Ney, that would replace them both perfectly, but we are a strong team and we stay together and we will show it." Tuchel told Sky Sports.
Neymar missed last season’s last 16 with a similar concern and the Paris club lost 2-1 against Real Madrid.
"Obviously, Neymar is sad. Like last year, he started the season very well. He is injured again at the most important moment of the season. He's sad. Yesterday, we tried not to talk about his injury. We have talked about other things to make him smile. Because when we are at this important stage of the season, it's hard not to be able to play." PSG captain Thiago Silva said.