Sports Without Mbappé and Neymar, PSG will be more collective

22:10  03 november  2020
22:10  03 november  2020 Source:   sports.fr

soccer star Kylian Mbappé says goodbye to fan with cancer Lucas

 soccer star Kylian Mbappé says goodbye to fan with cancer Lucas © imago images / PanoramiC Kylian Mbappé during the PSG game against Nîmes Olympique on October 16, 2020. soccer star Kylian Mbappé (21) has to get away with one of his companions, a friend , saying goodbye. Last week, during his club Paris Saint-Germain's game against Nîmes Olympique, the Frenchman encouraged the boy Lucas. "I'm with you," read the shirt under his jersey. Now, on October 22nd, the athlete announced "with deep dismay" that Lucas "has risen to the stars".

Blessé à la cuisse, le Brésilien ne reviendra pas avant la trêve internationale de novembre. © Supplied by Sports.fr Wounded in the thigh, the Brazilian will not return before the international break in November. Faced with the numerous absences, especially in attack, Paris Saint-Germain will hope for a collective response, according to Thomas Tuchel. Bernat, Verratti, Draxler, Neymar, Mbappé, Icardi ... It is a great part of his team that Paris Saint-Germain left at home, for his trip to Leipzig in Champions League . The capital club is paying a heavy price in the face of the infernal pace imposed on European clubs since August. “It's up to us to manage that as a team” “It's true that there are a lot of matches, but it's the same for everyone, not just for us, reacted Thilo Kehrer. that there are all these injuries, we know it's because of the schedule, but it's not just that. Injuries do happen. It's up to us to manage that as a team, using all the players who are in good shape. " To find new solutions, especially in attack, Thomas Tuchel is counting on a collective response from his group.

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Mbappé needs a break

 Mbappé needs a break © Supplied by Sports.fr The PSG striker could be left on the bench against Dijon, so he can breathe. Very much in demand in recent weeks, Kylian Mbappé will probably not start this Saturday night at PSG-Dijon. Sometimes you have to brake Kylian Mbappé. This is what Thomas Tuchel will have to do, while his striker has played a lot (too much) in recent weeks.

"There will not be one key but eleven keys, he estimates. We will try to make more efforts as a team, we must grow together in this situation. We will find a starting eleven with confident players, who deserve to play in the Champions League. " "It will be totally different from the semi-final" PSG can not mope anyway, since this duel against Leipzig promises to be capital. The two teams, beaten by Manchester United, are currently neck and neck for second place. "It's a bit like a round of 16, Tuchel said. We play in Leipzig and the next game is at the Parc. If we win the direct match against Leipzig it will be decisive." On the other hand, PSG can hardly rely on the memory of the semi-final (brilliantly) won against RBL (3-0), last August. And he might have to find new solutions. "It will be totally different from the semi-final, warns Tuchel. If you look at our starting eleven, how can it be the same match? Maybe we will suffer, maybe we will be very strong with the ball… If it's not possible to control the pace like we did in Portugal, there are other ways to win a game. We have to accept maybe playing a more direct game. " Without Verratti and Neymar to hold the ball, that might be an option to consider.

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© Supplied by Sports.fr In which case, it could be used as currency to allow the return of Neymar. Just two years after arriving in Paris, Neymar came close to leaving PSG in the summer of 2019 to return to Barça. It took 20 million euros ... Fully blossomed in Paris, Neymar is a happy man in the capital. So much so that the Brazilian now seems close to extending the adventure to PSG .

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