PSG's Neymar back training with after injury

Ruben Hill
February 14, 2020

With many believing Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe will inevitably join Real Madrid one day, one high-profile football pundit has urged the Frenchman to rather look to Liverpool instead.

Manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Neymar has returned to training but that "it's too early for him to play" against Lyon on Sunday evening.

"It was between a player who does not want to come off, and a coach who had his reasons for doing something, and who wanted to give a game to players who deserved it".

Mbappe has played 26 matches across all competitions for PSG so far this season, scoring 22 goals and assisting a further 13 strikes.

Tuchel did not say whether Neymar would be ready for the French Cup quarterfinal away to Dijon on Wednesday.

"I spoke about it yesterday with Leo, of course, and with the squad, as we generally do".

"Kylian is a phenomenon", Neymar told FIFA.com."He has the potential to become one of the best players in history."To have him as a teammate is a huge honour".

Just 24 hours later, Neymar and his team-mates were pictured together at a party to celebrate the Brazilian's 28th birthday. "With this party, I accept that it is a bit hard to protect the players, but the context is not simply black or white", Tuchel said.

"It is a shame, because we are giving people the chance to speak badly of us".

Paris St-Germain moved 15 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with a narrow win at Nantes.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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