Reportase One – Neymar is set to undergo surgery after suffering a serious ankle injury and his absence has sparked debate over whether his absence is overall good or bad for PSG.
PSG are gearing up for an important Champions League fixture against Bayern Munich.
French giants PSG head to the Allianz Arena with just one goal left after losing 0-1 to Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Round of 16.
Unfortunately, PSG will lose one of their star players, Neymar.
Neymar is a very talented Brazilian player who has had a career full of ups and downs.
The 31-year-old suffered a serious ankle injury during a dramatic 4-3 win over Lille in mid-February.
He is due to undergo surgery and will have to sit out and spectate for the rest of the season.
The former Barcelona player has contributed 35 goals in 29 appearances for PSG this season.
He recorded 18 points and 17 assists in all competitions.
However, head coach Christophe Galtier openly admitted that Neymar’s absence was a major problem ahead of the match at the Allianz Arena.
The French tactician conceded that his team could introduce more balance into the lineup now that the Brazilian is gone.
However, it should be noted that Galtier ultimately emphasized the importance of Neymar and the irreplaceable attack.
Galtier said “I see some controversy about this”.
“Definitely a loss. Is the team more balanced? Yes”.
“Is this better? They say they prefer to score.”
While Neymar, Messi and Mbappe strike fear into the hearts of defenders,
Offers no defensive support. As a result, the Ligue 1 leaders were often under pressure and had an edge against fellow European giants.
The first leg of the clash against Bayern Munich is a good example.
The German side took possession and Les Parisiens struggled to regain control of the Bundesliga holders.
But with Mbappe and co having to fight back from a 1-0 deficit
It will be interesting to see how they play without one of their most prolific strikers, Neymar.