Paris Saint-Germain boss won’t rush Neymar into first-team action after injury
Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has said that Neymar won’t be rushed to first-team action following his return to training after a metatarsal injury. The Brazil international has been out of action with the problem for the past 10 weeks and during his period, Les Parisiens have suffered the major blow of being ousted from the Champions League.
Still, they remain in command of the league title with a comfortable 20-point lead at the top with 10 games to play and Tuchel believes that there is no need to rush Neymar’s return to the playing field, he said: “Neymar is feeling good, no pain. But it's too soon to talk about having him back on the pitch. We have to be patient.”
Neymar had been pursued by the French champions two years ago with the means of enhancing their Champions League title prospects, but things have not paved the same way with the Brazilian suffering metatarsal injuries at the knockout stage of the competition. Amidst this, the club have struggled to make progress beyond the round of 16 stage, and the supporters will be hoping that the attacker returns to the field after making a complete recovery from the problem.
“Les Parisiens are scheduled to face Toulouse on the road during their first game after the international break“. The previous two meetings between the sides have witnessed a slender 1-0 triumph for Les Parisiens and more of the same could be fancied with Toulouse likely to setup defensively in order to “neutralise the threat possessed“ from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.
Thereafter, they have a French Cup semi-final against Nantes at Parc des Princes and the players will be determined to produce a strong showing after surprisingly missing out on the League Cup. Guingamp shocked them at the quarter-final stage of that competition, but they could not lift the silverware after losing to Strasbourg on penalties.