The PSG had a particularly hectic post-match on Tuesday after the loss conceded on the lawn of Signal Iduna Park (2-1) during the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League. The most noticed episode was undoubtedly Neymar’s exit in front of the microphones.
Disappointed as much by the result of the champions of France as by his individual performance, the Brazilian indeed blamed the blame on his leaders, who would have indeed prevented him from playing the slightest match since February 1 due to an injury to coasts facing Montpellier. “It is difficult to stay four games without playing. It’s not my choice, it’s the club that made the decision, the doctors. We talked a lot. I didn’t like it. I wanted to play, I felt good. The club was afraid and it fell on me ”, he regretted.
The medical staff had warned from the start
Words that did not fail to inspire internally, such as RMC Sport. And especially within the medical unit, the first target. “It was not my decision, it was not the player’s decision, it was the doctor’s decision”, said Thomas Tuchel. But faced with the pleas of the player, who hoped to play from the shock against Lyon on February 9, and the requests of the Parisian coach, who wanted to put him back in rhythm in Dijon in the Coupe de France last week, it’s Leonardo who decided.
Relying on the recommendations of the doctors, who had counted from the start on two weeks of unavailability, the sports director of PSG did not want to take the slightest risk, the medical staff affirming that a chondro-costal lesion could be turn into a fracture if cared for poorly. In any case, this decision and this media outlet do not settle the relationship between Neymar and Leonardo, strained since the Brazilian’s real-false departure last summer. And his choice to celebrate his birthday the day after the match against Montpellier did not help either …