- Title: Soccer-Neymar left out of PSG team again
- Date: 17th August 2019
- Summary: SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, FRANCE (AUGUST 17, 2019) (REUTERS) PSG FORWARD NEYMAR DOING TRAINING EXERCISES WITH MIDFIELDERS ANGEL DI MARIA, MARCO VERRATTI, PABLO SARABIA, FORWARD KYLIAN MBAPPE, DEFENDER THOMAS MEUNIER AND OTHERS PLAYERS IN FIELD NEYMAR HUGGING COACH THOMAS TUCHEL AND ASSISTANT COACH ARNO MICHELS AND GREETING OTHER COACHING STAFF TUCHEL IN NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS-ST GERMAIN COACH THOMAS TUCHEL SAYING: "Ney (Neymar) started training with us today, but he didn't finish it. He was training with the group, and he finished individually. He is not with us (for the match against Rennes)." NEYMAR RUNNING WITH DEFENDER THIAGO SILVA NEYMAR, SILVA, MIDFIELDER LEANDRO PAREDES AND DEFENDER PRESNEL KIMBEMPE RUNNING (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS-ST GERMAIN COACH THOMAS TUCHEL SAYING: "The transfer window will close at a certain point. And for me, I can only repeat it - for me, this hasn't changed things because he is my player, he is my locker room, and when I think of a strong team, I think of a team with Ney (Ney), but Ney in a good state of mind, with aggressiveness, running and dribbling, free and completely fit. This is what I think of when I think of a strong PSG team - a team with Ney, always. And today, there is no solution to leave the club, there is no solution, and with this, nothing has changed. And our relationship is our relationship, it's the same, because this is between him and the club and if there's no solution, he stays with us. This is a player with a three-year contract, and for this, nothing has changed." PLAYERS ON FIELD VARIOUS OF PLAYERS INCLUDING NEYMAR, SILVA, DI MARIA, VERRATTI, FORWARD EDISON CAVANI, MIDFIELDER JULIAN DRAXLER, DEFENDERS ABDOU DIALLO AND MITCHEL BAKKER, AND OTHERS DOING EXERCISES CAMERA LENS TRAINED ON PLAYERS NEYMAR STRETCHING WITH SILVA, DI MARIA AND OTHERS (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS-ST GERMAIN COACH THOMAS TUCHEL SAYING: "He is a very sensitive guy and I'm convinced that he knows that it's not easy to come back and convince everyone that he is here, and is giving everything for us. But this is the challenge that remains, we must do it together and I will always protect him, and at the same time push him that he returns in the best state possible." JOURNALISTS TUCHEL STANDING UP AND LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 31st August 2019 13:37
- Keywords: Neymar Thomas Tuchel PSG training PSG-Rennes match Idrissa Gueye
- Location: SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, FRANCE
- City: SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASLVVWF
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- Story Text: Neymar has been left out of the Paris St Germain team for the second week running, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Saturday (August 17), as speculation continues over whether or not the Brazilian will remain with the French champions.
"He's not with us," Tuchel told reporters ahead of Sunday's league match away at Rennes, adding that the forward was still not fully fit having missed last week's season opening win over Nimes.
Tuchel said Neymar's future at PSG remained undecided, but that he remained one of the club's most important players.
"If I think of a strong PSG team, I think of a team with 'Ney'," the German coach said, adding, "but Ney in a good state of mind, with aggressiveness, running and dribbling, free and completely fit."
PSG fans in the match against Nimes last Sunday (August 11) held up banners and chanted against Neymar.
"He is a very sensitive guy and I'm convinced that he knows that it's not easy to come back and convince everyone that he is here, and is giving everything for us," Tuchel said.
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