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Neymar hopes to be fit for the second leg of PSG’s Champions League tie with Barcelona, but Mauricio Pochettino is reluctant to take risks with the Brazilian.
That is what he has reported Le Parisien, who writes that while Neymar’s intention is to be available to appear in next Wednesday’s game, Pochettino could refrain from selecting him, with PSG almost until the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Although there are no certainties in this competition, and what happened when these two teams met at the Camp Nou in 2017 showed that neither team has been defeated 4-1 in their home soil in the first leg of a tie of the Champions League. and went on to the next round.
Barcelona have an almost impossible task on their hands, and if Le Parisien is to be believed, that is exactly why Pochettino is inclined to leave Neymar out of the competition for fear of aggravating his injury and causing him to spend even more time at the margin. .
It is a wise management of Pochettino, who is, in truth, a wise coach, but all neutrals want to see Neymar in action in the Champions League, especially against their former bosses. We will keep crossing our fingers to know that he will be involved.