Present at a press conference this Friday, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed the absences of Messi and Neymar on Saturday against Brest.
We will have to wait to see Lionel Messi play in 2022. The Argentinian international (158 caps, 80 goals) had contracted Covid-19 in early January and has been absent since.
This Saturday, the PSG receives Brest on behalf of the 21st day of Ligue 1 but will once again have to do without the flagship rookie of his last transfer window. Present at a press conference, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed his unavailability. “No, Lionel Messi is not available. Neymar either, nor Alexandre Letellier and Denis Franchi. There are several unavailable, plus the players who have gone to the CAN », he explained.
A new absence for the Barcelonan who has only played 16 out of 28 matches since his arrival in the French capital.
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Neymar as for him, he is in the recovery phase following his ankle injury and will not be able to be available against the Bretons, just like the goalkeeper. Alexandre Letellier.
Given the numerous absences and players in poor shape, the Argentinian technician did not rule out the possibility of playing some young people. “We will see the composition of tomorrow (Saturday), but we are very satisfied with the involvement of young people in the team. (…) We gave minutes to young people and they played an important role in our last victories,” he said.