Thomas Tuchel has sounded so certain about Neymar, saying he would be ready to face Manchester United. The statement is following shortly after the newest past match of Paris Saint-German and Nimes.
Record has it that Neymar was left out as PSG cruised to a 4-0 win in Nimes with Kylian Mbappe scoring a brace on Friday. The Ligue 1 clash came three days after Neymar scored a hat-trick against Peru during the World Cup qualifying in Lima to move past Ronaldo and into second for the most goals for Brazil.
The amiable coach Tuchel, made some explanations saying he decided to rest the forward, but he expects Neymar back when PSG open their Champions League campaign at home to Manchester United on Tuesday.
In his words:
“Ney doesn’t have any issue. We talked together, like I did with Kylian,” the PSG coach said. “We had an honest discussion and I decided to let him rest today. He will be with us tomorrow. He will train and get ready for the game against Manchester United.
“He will be on the pitch, for sure.”
Goal.com further states that: ‘PSG have been without Neymar in four of seven league games this season, winning three. They have also averaged two goals per game without him, but that rises to 2.7 when the star plays in the league this season.
Last season, PSG had a 75 per cent win percentage without Neymar in 12 Ligue 1 games, while it was 86.7 per cent when he featured. However, they scored more without him (2.9 goals per game against 2.7).
Mbappe stepped up in Neymar’s absence against Nimes, scoring twice as Alessandro Florenzi and Pablo Sarabia also netted after defender Loick Landre was sent off for a crude challenge in the 12th minute.’
Tuchel reigned words of praise for the France international, who is up to four goals and three assists in four Ligue 1 games this season. He added:
“It won’t be possible to do all the season what we did today. I talked with him [Mbappe] yesterday and we made this decision with responsibilities,” he said. “He said he was feeling well and he really wanted to play. He is a player who can make the difference. That’s what he did today. And it was great.”