Out of injury during the Classic against Olympique de Marseille (3-0), Neymar still does not know if he can play the round of 16 against Real Madrid. And if all Paris fingers crossed, Zinedine Zidane does not rejoice in the injury of the Brazilian.
At a week of long-awaited shock between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, injuries are at the heart of all discussions. In Madrid, the uncertainty hangs over the participation of Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. In Paris, the case Marquinhos (calf and thigh pain) remains in suspense, but it is Neymar that raises the most concern. Forced to score at least two goals for the Merengues to hope to qualify for the quarter-finals, PSG will he find the flaw without his star?
In Spain, the outing on injury of the international auriverde (touched ankle) did not fail to be commented. On the lookout for any sign from the French capital, the Spanish press already imagines the worst for the former FC Barcelona. Present this afternoon in a press conference, the coach of Casa Blanca, Zinedine Zidane did not escape the questions on this subject.
And if the possible absence of Neymar on March 6 next would be a danger less merengue defense, ZZ is far from slashing champagne. « It does not affect anything that will happen in the match. There will be a player who will play even if he is not there. It will be someone who will be motivated and ready to play this kind of match. I never wished, liked that a player gets hurt. I was not necessarily happy when he got injured because I watched the game. I hope it will not matter. We never rejoice about a rival player who is not injured. » It is said !