Marco Verratti in a training of the PSG


Pochettino confirms that Verratti is still 'touched' and is a doubt for Barça-PSG

Published:12/02/2021 - 19:44h

Updated:12/02/2021 - 20:42h

Marco Verratti is Mauricio Pochettino's choice to replace Neymar against Barça in the midfielder. The problem is that the Italian is still 'touched', as the Argentine coach has announced

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The injury of Neymar Jr has been a setback tremendo for Mauritius Pochettino of face to his planning of the FC Barcelona-Paris Saint-Germain of the next Tuesday. The Argentinian trainer had decided that the Brazilian would play by in front of the double pivote to move between lines like mediapunta. Without him, it remains without his more valuable resource and goes to have to throw of imagination to find his relief.

The latest news took for granted that the alternative of 'Poche' after the drop of the paulista was Marco Verratti. The mediocentro would advance his position and would play in the mediapunta to try do of Ney. A decision with sense, since the one of Murphy bet by the Italian in this position in his two first meetings in the Parisian bench. Unfortunately, it is possible that the technician have to invent another thing.

This Friday, the ex of the RCD Espanyol has appeared in press conference in the previous of the crash that the French will play against the Nice. In the appearance, the Argentinian has announced that Verratti follow 'touched' and that will not play this Saturday the corresponding meeting to Tie it 1. "Marco has annoyances of the end of the party against the Marseilles and will not be tomorrow", affirmed.

This news is a vase of cold water for the PSG, since it is for seeing if the ex of the Fished recovers to time to confront to the Barcelona the Tuesday. Has so alone three days more by in front to tune and the time plays in his against. In case that it do not achieve to recover and leave backwards his physical problems, the Parisians will play against the Barça without his big star and without his best midfield player, a panorama complicated.

Besides, it is necessary to remember that Ángel Gave María neither will be against the culés after lesionarse does a week. The one of Rosario could arrive to time for the turn, but is entirely descartado for the gone, by what Pochettino will have to choose his substitute. In this case, everything indicates that the candidate of the trainer of the conjoint Frenchman to play in the right is Pablo Sarabia, with similar conditions to the ones of the 'Noodle'.

Draxler Could be the alternative to Verratti

What will be more complicated is to know what will do the technician of the PSG in case that Verratti can not play in the mediapunta. In this case, it could play with three purer midfield players like Ander Herrera, Gueye and Danilo, although it also could plant to Julian Draxler in this place. The German is a specialist and could give good level in this position, although it is far of the level of the Italian and lejísimos of the of Neymar.

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