While Marco Verratti, tested positive for Covid-19, is absent, Alessandro Florenzi was selected in the PSG group for the shock of the weekend in Ligue 1 against Lille (Saturday at 5 p.m.).
A doubt hovered for Alessandro Florenzi due to muscle fatigue, and especially the positive Covid-19 case of Marco Verratti, to whose side he returned from selection. But it was lifted this Saturday morning with the publication of the group selected by Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of PSG. And the Italian right-back is among the players called to challenge Lille on the occasion of the summit shock that awaits the Parisians at the Parc des Princes on Saturday (5 p.m.).
Manage playing times
Also uncertain the day before, Ander Herrera is finally present in the group, unlike Danilo Pereira, in the middle. The Portuguese is spared for this meeting, certainly in anticipation of the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich (Wednesday, April 7). Layvin Kurzawa and Mauro Icardi will also be missing this weekend. Both are not sufficiently recovered from their injuries.
Pochettino, on the other hand, can be satisfied with the returns of Pablo Sarabia, Thilo Kehrer and Neymar, the latter two being expected to appear in the starting XI this Saturday. Regarding the Brazilian, it could therefore be his first match as a holder for nearly two months, the Auriverde star having been injured in the 32nd final of the Coupe de France won against Stade Malherbe de Caen on February 10. .
Four days away from a crucial trip to Germany for its European destiny, PSG should also manage the playing times of its internationals, starting with the French Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappé, who have traveled a lot, in Kazakhstan and in Bosnia, with the France team. A little rest wouldn’t hurt them.
The Parisian group: Bakker, Dagba, Di Maria, Diallo, Draxler, Florenzi, Gueye, Herrera, Kamara, Kean, Kehrer, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Mbappé, Navas, Neymar, Paredes, Pembélé, Rafinha, Randriamamy, Rico, Sarabia, Simons.