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Tuchel now unsure over Neymar’s fitness

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Thomas Tuchel was unable to confirm the fitness status and availability of Neymar for the upcoming Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.

Neymar is rumored to have picked up his latest injury while celebrating his birthday. He has not been available for PSG’s previous four games. His last outing came in the 5-0 win over Montpelier.

It has been suggested that Paris boss Tuchel was airing on the side of caution and protecting the Brazilian. The primary goal was to have him available for the Champions League.

It now appears that his participation in the first leg of the round of 16 matches with Borussia Dortmund is a doubt too.

Speaking to canal+ after his sides disappointing 4-4 draw with Amiens Tuchel was unable to give an update either way.

He said:

“I can’t say today.”

“We’ll have to wait until tomorrow’s training session.”

“We have to check everyone tomorrow.”