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Neymar Going through Health Battle In Dortmund Tie, Says Tuchel

FILES) On this file photograph taken on Could four, 2019 Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian ahead Neymar seems on throughout the French L1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Good on the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.  AFP

 

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar is going through a health battle to function in subsequent week’s Champions league final 16 first leg tie at Borussia Dortmund, coach Thomas Tuchel mentioned on Wednesday.

The world’s most costly participant has missed three matches having been sidelined with a rib harm because the victory over Montpellier on February 2.

“I can’t say that he can be 100% to play in opposition to Borussia Dortmund,” Tuchel mentioned after the 6-1 French Cup quarter-final hammering of Dijon.

PSG will wait till the final potential second earlier than making a choice on the Brazilian’s possibilities of going through Amiens in Ligue 1 on the weekend.

“We’ll focus on and determine on Friday, the newest potential time to take action. We are able to’t danger his health,” Tuchel added.

The 28-year-old Neymar, who joined PSG in 2017 for 222 million euros ($250 million on the time) missed final season’s defeat to Manchester United on the similar stage of the Champions League with a foot harm.

Neymar’s team-mates Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Marco Verratti and Idrissa Gueye additionally had been unavailable for the midweek cup victory and are seemingly sit out Saturday’s league match at Amiens.

“We aren’t going to take dangers in opposition to Amiens, it’s clear. We can have a powerful crew, but when now we have little doubts, we received’t take dangers,” Tuchel mentioned.

The Parisians have by no means obtained additional than the quarter-finals within the Champions League and journey to Dortmund on Tuesday for the primary leg of the final 16 conflict.

AFP

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