Neymar was unable to play against Bayern Munich due to an ankle injury. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)’s challenge to win the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) also suffered a setback.
PSG coach Christophe Galtier told Neymar’s current physical condition at a press conference ahead of the 2022-2023 French Ligue 1 Round 26 match against Nantes on the 3rd (local time).
Neymar injured his right ankle after colliding with opponent Benjamin Andre in a match against Lille on the 19th of last month. He avoided a fracture, but tests confirmed he had a sprained ankle and ligament damage. He is not seriously injured, but the timing of his return is undecided.
Director Galtier said, “Neymar’s absence is painful. It is difficult for Neymar to play against Bayern.” Following the absence of Nantes on the 4th, he announced that he would also miss the UCL round of 16 second leg against Bayern on the 8th.
PSG lost the first leg home game against Bayern Munich 0-1. That’s why the second leg, which is played as an away game, must win unconditionally. However, with Neymar’s absence, PSG’s chances of winning have also decreased. Even in the challenge to win the UCL, a failure occurred. After being acquired by Qatari capital, PSG reigns as the absolute No. 1 in France. However, in UCL, he failed to win the title every time. The runner-up in the 2019-2020 season was the best result. 로켓 토토
Even if the best member participates, it is difficult to guarantee victory, but the absence of Neymar, an axis of the attack, is a greater weakening of power than the absence of one striker.
Coach Galtier made the absence a foregone fact, but PSG hopes for Neymar’s dramatic recovery and participation in the game. According to ‘Sports Max’, PSG will have a final check on Neymar’s physical condition on the 6th, two days before the Bayern match.