Injured in the left ankle since the end of November, the Brazilian striker of PSG Neymar hopes to return to competition on February 6 for the trip to Lille during the 26e day of Ligue 1. Nine days before the clash against Real Madrid in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League at the Parc des Princes.
Neymar sees the end of the tunnel. Victim of a major sprained left ankle last November 19 against Saint-Etienne (1-3), the Brazilian striker has not yet returns to the PSG group. But according to our information, “Ney” has set itself the goal of meeting the 23 day of Ligue 1 in Lille, scheduled for February 6. next at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium.
If his injury progresses well, he could even be present from the Coupe de France match against Nice on 31 January. In the meantime, the Parisian number 10 trains daily in the gym with a physical trainer. He also happens to do sessions several evenings a week, at home.
The one who will celebrate his 30 years on February 5 hopes to be restored for the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Real Madrid on February at the Parc des Princes ( live on RMC Sport1). If he makes his return against Losc, he will only have nine days left and one match to play against Rennes to find his way back to his best form.
In the meantime, ” Neymar is following his recovery plan”, said Mauricio Pochettino this Friday at a press conference on the eve of the reception of Brest. A match that Lionel Messi will also miss, not yet sufficiently recovered after being positive for Covid-19. “Leo is better but he is still under the control of the medical staff and we hope he can be with us soon,” added the Argentine coach.
On the 20 first days played in Ligue 1, the Messi-Neymar-Mbappé trio has only been aligned five times. Between injuries, late selection returns, the statistics even show 8 out of 26 counting the Champions League. This is not even 1/3 of the matches played by PSG this season.
The three Parisian stars have played three games in a row together at best this season between the 20 and 30 November with the victory against Nantes (3-1), the defeat at City (2-1) then the trip to Saint-Etienne where Neymar was injured.