On Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain will appear in Brittany with a group of 22 players, but without Sergio Ramos, Draxler, Kurzawa and Bernat.
Remaining on eight successes in as many Ligue 1 matches played since the start of this 2021-22 financial year, Paris Saint-Germain will travel to Rennes with the costume of undisputed leader, this Sunday (1:00 p.m.). For this trip to Brittany, Mauricio Pochettino called on a group of 22 players and almost all of them.
Between Donnarumma and Navas, “there is no hierarchy”
Indeed, on the eve of this clash against the Rouge et Noir, Paris Saint-Germain unveiled its group via its usual medical point. Four days after the Champions League victory against Manchester City (2-0), the capital club has almost all its living forces, especially in the offensive sector.
Thus, only the German international Julian Draxler is missing, ill. Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar will be present for their part. Just like Mauro Icardi, who must now be content with a replacement role. In the midfield, PSG has a multitude of choices. Idrissa Gueye, victim of a strong tackle from Kevin de Bruyne in C1, is there. Just like Georginio Wijnaldum, who arrived this summer but who is still struggling to establish himself as a starter in the Ile-de-France team.
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Less depth in defense
Defensively, Juan Bernat is absent. “You have to have the medical green light and the other thing is to feel that he is ready. And he is not,” Mauricio Pochettino told him at a press conference. Another left side of the Parisian workforce, Laywin Kurzawa, ill, will not see Brittany either. For his part, Sergio Ramos “continues his individual preparation in the field”, and will therefore have to wait at least until the end of the international break to make his debut with PSG.
Nothing alarming, even if the defender trained at the club Presnel Kimpembe has been playing a string since the start of the season. Is it overused? No, according to his trainer. “He plays diligently and he feels good. Thursday we had discussions with him and he told me he was feeling better and better. And the more he plays, the better he feels. We played a match Tuesday and five days ago, that’s enough to recover “, assured the former technician of Tottenham Spurs, still this Saturday, in a press conference.
The full group:
Keylor Navas, Achraf Hakimi, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Marco Verratti, Kylian Mbappé, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi, Neymar JR, Angel Di Maria, Rafinha, Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, Colin Dagba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Abdou Diallo , Thilo Kehrer, Nuno Mendes, Idrissa Gueye, Leo Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma.