PSG striker Neymar has recovered from an injury to his ankle.
For the French Super Cup match against Marseille, the Brazilian is ready to play. Also ready for the match are Presnel Kimpembe, Leandro Paredes, and Danilo Pereira.
Neymar is ready to play, and we’ll decide on Wednesday morning whether he’s going to be in the match,” Paris coach Mauricio Pochettino told the club’s official website.”
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Neymar was injured after being moved by Lyon midfielder Tiago Mendes on December 13. The forward himself was unable to leave the pitch and was taken off, weeping, on a stretcher.
In his place, former Tottenham coach Pochettino was hired, with the Argentine having plenty of early challenges to deal with.
Neymar has formed part of that, though Presnel Kimpembe and Leandro Paredes have also been nursing knocks, along with Mauro Icardi, Danilo Pereira, Juan Bernat, Layvin Kurzawa, and Alessandro Florenzi.
Meanwhile, after recruiting Covid-19, Rafinha was ruled out, meaning that Pochettino had to get creative with his squad choices.
However, PSG’s list of absentees is beginning to ease. In making a return to the training area, Kimpembe and Paredes joined Neymar, while Kurzawa, Florenzi, and Icardi were all included in the game squad for a 3-0 victory over Brest.
The victory was the first in the most challenging of posts for Pochettino, with the intention being to kick on from this stage.
The return of Neymar is expected to support the cause, with the foreign involvement of Brazil during his time in France proving to be a prolific presence.
PSG would have liked to see him compete in Wednesday’s clash with arch-rivals Marseille, but that contest could come too soon.