To everyone’s surprise, Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar (30 years old, 15 games and 11 goals in L1 this season) was absent during the training session on Thursday. At a press conference, Parisian coach Christophe Galtier justified the absence of the Brazilian international, who is in treatment to recover from his sprained ankle contracting the 2022 World Cup.
« Neymar’s absence had been planned for some time, as for all the players present at the World Cup. We took stock with our medical staff and our performance cell. We had decided that Ney was going to treat his big sprained ankle in this Periode-l », said the PSG coach.
Nothing serious therefore for Neymar with a return to competition expected against Angers in Ligue 1 on January 11.