The coach of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, announced this Friday that he will not call the South Americans who went with his teams, including Leo Messi, against Clermont, and said that Sergio Ramos, injured for almost two months, he continues his recovery.
Pochettino pointed out that “by common sense” he will not summon any Argentine or Brazilian PSG international for the League clash against the recently promoted Clermont Ferrand tomorrow, as some were still playing last night at 3 am in France. Argentina faced Bolivia (3-0, all of them authored by Messi) and Brazil, Peru (2-0, one with Neymar’s signature).
In this way, Messi’s debut in front of the fans of the Parque de los Príncipes will be expected. The Argentine star played his first 25 minutes against Stade de Reims on August 29.
Nor will other heavyweights like Neymar or Angel di María be there tomorrow.
Regarding Ramos, he said that he continues to recover and hopes that he will be ready for PSG’s debut in the Champions League against Bruges on September 15.
“I am not worried about (Ramos’ situation), follow the steps you have to do,” Pochettino clarified.
Another convalescent Spaniard, left-back Juan Bernat, was the object of Pochettino’s analysis, as he was not included in the Champions League list.
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“He has been injured for more than a year and it is clear that, in the near case that he may be at the disposal of the team, he needs competition matches,” said the coach, who said that the Champions League is not ideal for filming.
Nuno Mendes, a Portuguese left-hander, was signed to reinforce the left flank, although he will not be ready for tomorrow either.