‘I need to speak with the doctors’: PSG boss Thomas Tuchel fears Neymar injury scare after striker hinted a calf problem following Ligue 1 win at Reims
- Neymar highlighted the problem as he left the field after Sunday’s victory
- Thomas Tuchel was coy on Brazil star’s condition but praised his performance
- Neymar played the full 90 minutes in French champions’ Ligue 1 win
The Brazil international was instrumental in the French champions’ 2-0 victory over Reims on Sunday but appeared to indicate to his coach that he had sustained a calf problem as he left the field at the final whistle.
PSG secured a second-straight Ligue 1 win following back-to-back defeats by Lens and Marseille, thanks to a brace from Argentine striker Mauro Icardi.
Brazilian star Neymar played the full 90 minutes in PSG’s Ligue 1 win over Reims
Thomas Tuchel (left) says Neymar flagged up a calf injury after the 2-0 triumph
But Tuchel confirmed he was in the dark over Neymar’s injury at Reims’ Stade Auguste-Delaune and will be looking for an update on the 28-year-old’s condition.
‘I thought it was a hit, but maybe not. I don’t know yet, I need to speak with the doctors,’ Tuchel told reporters after the match.
Tuchel praised Neymar’s performance and said: ‘He did too much defensively in the first half. I wanted him to play like a 10, but he played as an eight.
Tuchel was full or praise for Neymar following his performance in the Ligue One encounter
‘That didn’t stop him from having a great game. In general, we had a good first half. We created a lot of chances, but we missed too many.
‘We have to kill the game after 20 minutes. It must be three or 4-0. I’m not happy with the second half. It was not serious enough, aggressive and intense.’
The result lifted PSG to seventh place on nine points from five Ligue 1 games, four behind leaders Rennes, while Reims stayed in 19th place on one point.