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Sport Verratti included in PSG squad despite continued doubts over availability

16:43  08 august  2020
16:43  08 august  2020 Source:   goal.com

The tile for Verratti!

 The tile for Verratti! © Supplied by Sports.fr Marco Verratti The fear was confirmed this Saturday. Injured in the calf, Marco Verratti will be forfeited Wednesday in the Champions League quarterfinals with PSG. His training injury worried his trainer Thomas Tuchel and all of the Parisian staff. Victim of a calf injury on Tuesday, Marco Verratti is finally announced forfeit the quarter-final of LDC on Wednesday between PSG and Atalanta Bergamo .

Marco Verratti admits he questioned Paris Saint-Germain's ambition amid speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona during the close-season. The signings of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, as well as the retention of long-standing squad members Marquinhos and Adrien Rabiot, reassured Verratti of

Marco Verratti admits he questioned Paris Saint-Germain's ambition amid speculation linking him with a The signings of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, as well as the retention of long-standing squad We cannot always decide. "The choice I made is to continue here. Because there is a project and young

Marco Verratti wearing a blue uniform holding a ball: PSG star Marco Verratti © AFP PSG star Marco Verratti

Marco Verratti was named in Paris Saint-Germain's squad to prepare for the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta despite ongoing concerns over his fitness.

The Italy international injured his calf in training and was missing for a 1-0 friendly win over Sochaux on Wednesday.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel admitted he was concerned about a "big injury" and it was later suggested Verratti would definitely miss next Wednesday's last-eight clash in Lisbon.

Tuchel worried about 'big injury' for Verratti

  Tuchel worried about 'big injury' for Verratti Marco Verratti suffered an injury that has Paris Saint-Germain's Thomas Tuchel concerned ahead of the Champions League clash with Atalanta.Verratti missed PSG's 1-0 friendly win over Sochaux on Wednesday after hurting his calf in training.

Verratti 's future was cast into doubt after PSG suffered a 6-1 second-leg thrashing to Barca in their Champions League last-16 tie, after a 4-0 win in the first leg. A 3-1 loss to Nice on Sunday has also put a huge dent in their hopes of defending their domestic title, with Monaco three points clear at the top

Verratti won four successive Ligue 1 titles following his arrival from Pescara in 2012, but after The signings of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, as well as the retention of long-standing squad members “The choice I made is to continue here. Because there is a project and young players who are future

Fresh reports suggest Verratti may not be able to play any part in the remainder of the competition, even if PSG progress past the Serie A side.

Kylian Mbappe was also included on the list as the squad headed to Faro, despite the striker sustaining a serious ankle sprain in the Coupe de France final win over Saint-Etienne last month.

Tuchel said in midweek he was unsure if Mbappe would be able to make the bench for the Atalanta game.

"For Mbappe, I have no idea," Tuchel told beIN SPORTS on Wednesday.

"He works hard, but he's short, super short. We will see on Saturday with the doctor whether it is possible that he is on the bench against Atalanta."

No, the media are not that bad with the PSG .
© Panoramic "It's us against the rest of the world". This is the mentality of the Parisian group, as Ander Herrera explained in recent days in the Spanish press. The former Mancunien took the opportunity to vilify the " haters or the press" who "create problems". "All of France are waiting for PSG to lose and hope that they make a mistake to attack them," added the Spain international.

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