Neymar excluded from PSG squad for match against Nantes two days after birthday party
Neymar who just celebrated his birthday on the 28th day of January is out of the Paris St-Germain squad for their league match at Nantes on Tuesday with a rib injury.
Recall that Neymar, the Brazilian, who needed treatment during PSG’s victory against Montpellier on Saturday, celebrated his 28th birthday at a Parisian nightclub 24 hours later.
Manager Thomas Tuchel said his team selection would not be influenced by the timing of the party.
According to the manager, “I always protect my players, and I really love my team. With this party, I accept that it is a bit difficult to protect the players, but the context is not simply black or white,” he said.
The manager further stated thus;
“It is a shame, because we are giving people the chance to speak badly of us. We need to adapt to the situation, but I am not going to leave a player on the bench or at home because they went out and celebrated.”