LIGUE 1 - Pochettino seeks solutions for the long absence of Neymar

30.11.2021 19:35 of E.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
LIGUE 1 - Pochettino seeks solutions for the long absence of Neymar
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The verdict fell yesterday. After his big sprained ankle suffered against Saint-Etienne on Sunday, Neymar will be absent between six and eight weeks of competition . This absence takes us at least until the end of January since between the return to training and that on the ground, there will be a new delay of a few days. In this first estimate, PSG will therefore play around 8 or 9 matches without its Brazilian.

Bad news for Mauricio Pochettino. The latter will have to do without number 10, which delays the work of his attacking trio and his quest for automatisms . “I think the principles of the team, of the game are going to be there. We will continue to develop what we want since the start of the year beyond the players who are there on the field. We have possibilities to adapt and compensate for the absence of Neymar. "

The Argentine coach seemed confident at a press conference, on the eve of hosting OGC Nice in Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes. It must be said that the Parisian workforce is rich between the seven-time Ballon d'Or Leo Messi, Kylian Mbappé but also Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi, or even Julien Draxler, currently on the flank. However, Neymar's new injury also affects the group and the technical staff.

“I am sad with this situation, recognizes Pochettino who will have to adapt. We're all sad. Losing Neymar for a long time, a player like him is sad to see him away from the field. And then he loves to play soccer. We are not trying to replace it. We are looking for solutions for this type of situation. We cannot replace Neymar. We must find solutions at the level of the offensive and defensive organization.