Injured in the left ankle since the end of November, the Brazilian striker of PSG Neymar hopes to return to competition on February 6 for the trip to Lille during the 23rd day of Ligue 1. Nine days before the clash against Real Madrid in the 8th of Champions League first leg final at the Parc des Princes.
Neymar sees the end of the tunnel. Victim of a major sprained left ankle on November 28 against Saint-Etienne (1-3), the Brazilian striker has not yet returned to the PSG group. But according to our information, « Ney » has set itself the goal of meeting the 23rd day of Ligue 1 in Lille, scheduled for February 6 at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium.
If his injury progresses well, he could even be present from the Coupe de France match against Nice on January 31. In the meantime, the Parisian number 10 trains daily indoors with a physical trainer. He also happens to do sessions several evenings a week, at home.
The one who will turn 30 on February 5 hopes to be restored for the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Real Madrid on February 15 at the Parc des Princes (live on RMC Sport1). If he makes his comeback against Losc, he will only have nine days left and one match to play against Rennes to find his way back to his best form.
In the meantime, « Neymar is following his recovery plan », indicated Mauricio Pochettino this Friday at a press conference on the eve of the Brest reception. A match that Lionel Messi will also miss, not yet sufficiently recovered after being positive for Covid-19. « Leo is better but he is still under the control of the medical staff and we hope he can be with us soon, » added the Argentine coach.
On the first 20 days played in Ligue 1, the Messi-Neymar-Mbappé trio has only been aligned on five occasions. Between injuries, late returns of selection, the statistics even show 8 out of 26 including the Champions League. This is not even 1/3 of the matches played by PSG this season.
The three Parisian stars have at best played together three games in a row this season between November 20 and 28 with the victory against Nantes (3-1), the defeat at City (2-1) then the trip to Saint-Etienne where Neymar got injured.