Tuchel convinced PSG can cope without Neymar and Verratti


Thomas Tuchel feels Paris Saint-Germain can reach their goals without Neymar and Marco Verratti. The two star players have been sidelined with injuries and fears are that the duo will be out for a longer period. 

“We will know more [about Neymar’s injury] in a week,” Tuchel told reporters. “Treatment has started, so we will see how it goes. I truly believe that we can handle the situation without Marco and Neymar. It is time to focus on Rennes and nothing else.”

“Neymar and Marco are two key players, but we will find solutions – we have a great squad and players who can always make a difference.  Injuries are bad luck. It hurts when you lose key players, but our staff are very intelligent. Marco is mentally strong. He comes [to the training ground] 12 hours every day. For Neymar, it is different.”

“He came for some treatment on Friday. He is sad, I am sad too. It is horrible [to have suffered a recurrence], but we tried to avoid talking about his injury and we made him laugh instead. They are extraordinary players with great quality. We miss them and have no replacements, so it is a challenge to find solutions. We are a strong squad, though.”


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