Paris Saint-Germain are looking to face major injury problems for the club’s first Champions League match of the 2020-21 season against Manchester United next week. Head coach Thomas Tuchel could miss up to eight players for the clash against the English giants as the German expressed his concerns on the club’s weekly press conference.
“We have to take responsibility for Neymar and Kylian [Mbappe], who played almost 90 minutes yesterday, and the South Americans who have travelled a lot,” said the PSG boss. “Maybe we will only have 11, 12 or 13 players available.”
“We have a bit of bad luck. Draxler and Marquinhos are doubtful for Manchester too. Colin Dagba had a positive [coronavirus test] with the U21s. In the event of a negative test, he can return to the group. Kehrer is injured for a few weeks. Bernat and Icardi are injured, Icardi, a week ago. It’s the internal ligament in the knee, it’s not too serious but he will miss Nimes and Manchester”
“Today we have Danilo back, but he has been in contact with Cristiano Ronaldo, so the medical staff wish he did not train with the group,’ said Tuchel. ‘Verratti was injured with Italy, and is in contact with our doctor now. We are missing too many players. It is the challenge now to find a starting XI able to win [against Nimes], because that is the best preparation for Manchester.”