Paris Saint-Germain manager, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that star striker, Neymar is in doubt for their round of 16 first-leg clash of the UEFA Champions League against Borussia Dortmund.
Neymar who suffered a rib injury during a game against Montpellier on the 1st of February, has missed their last three games, including the recent demolition of Dijon in the Coupe de France quarter-final on Wednesday.
PSG manager Tuchel: "I can't guarantee 100% that Neymar will play vs Dortmund in the UCL next week."— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) February 12, 2020
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The French giants are scheduled to travel to Germany to face Dortmund in Tuesday and Tuchel has confirmed that his star attacker might not be 100 percent fit for the game.
"I can't say that he will be 100 per cent to play against Borussia Dortmund. We will discuss and decide on Friday, the latest possible time to do so. We can't risk his fitness. We aren't going to take risks against Amiens, it's clear. We will have a strong team, but if we have little doubts, we won't take risks," he said as per Goal.
This is a big blow for PSG considering that they have been eliminated from the round of 16 stage for the past three years and that they were counting on the Brazilian to help them navigate and eventually lead them to the latter stages of the competition.