French side Paris Saint-Germain will participate in one of their biggest matches of this season against Manchester United next Tuesday. But, their manager Thomas Tuchel admits Edinson Cavani and Marco Verratti could miss their highly-anticipated UEFA Champions League match at the Old Trafford next week.
Edinson Cavani was in a great form and scored the winner against Bordeaux last night. However, he failed to finish the match as Tuchel replaced him due to his thigh strain. So, it is now uncertain that the Uruguayan star will appear on the upcoming match or now. Their flagship player, Neymar, is already dropped from the possible squad due to his injury.
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While talking about their injury-stricken squad, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel said “There are lots of plan Bs now,” and then added “Without Ney [Neymar], maybe without Marco, maybe without Edi [Cavani], now we need a plan D.” He then added “I can’t think about so many different plans in advance. We have to analyse Manchester United, we have to stay calm and confident.”
The manager said “Normally, my opinion is definitely clear: for a game against Manchester United, for a game against Liverpool or even against Red Star Belgrade, you need your key players with confidence, experience, quality, who are used to playing that kind of game, are used to playing big games full of pressure, who are used to managing the pressure.”
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Thomas Tuchel said “If two or three key players are not here, it’s our duty to find solutions. It’s very difficult if we play with our best team, it’s a big challenge. If we are missing lots of key players, it’s an even bigger challenge, but we will be ready on Tuesday, I think.” He then talked about Verratti and said, “Obviously, we are very happy Marco is back with us. He brings quality, as we could see today. After he left the pitch, it was more difficult for us to control the game.”
While talking about the players, he said “Normally, it’s very difficult to play so soon when you have been injured as Marco has. It was his first game since his injury.” The manager then added “But, in our situation, it’s may be necessary to try to make him play. We have to decide tomorrow [Sunday] about that. We have to wait for Marco’s opinion.”