PSG vs Caen : Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 trip to Caen on Saturday and could be absent for their UEFA Champions League tie against Manchester United, according to manager Thomas Tuchel.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Caen
French Ligue 1
Place: Stade Michel d’Ornano – Caen, FRA
Time: 11:00AM ET
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Edinson Cavani is not ready to make his return for Paris Saint-Germain and is likely to miss the second leg of their Champions League clash with Manchester United, according to Thomas Tuchel.
Cavani has been out of action since suffering a hip injury against Bordeaux on February 9 and the Uruguay international missed PSG’s 2-0 win at Old Trafford as a result.
The striker has returned to training with PSG this week but Tuchel told reporters on Friday that the striker is not ready for Saturday’s trip to Caen in Ligue 1.
Neymar is also expected to be out of Wednesday’s second leg in the French capital but while Tuchel accepts the United game will draw attention, he wants full focus on Caen.
PSG vs Caen : Ligue 1
“I have no news of Ney,” Tuchel said at a news conference. “Cavani returns today with the team in training for the first time. I do not know if he will do the whole session but he is unavailable for tomorrow. I was too optimistic last time, it’s my fault. We cannot take risks, it’s too early.
“We are happy that he will resume with us. Being realistic, it’s very short for him to play against Manchester United. Stanley N’Soki has a groin strain and Sebastien Cibois is sick and they are both missing tomorrow.
“We have to accept that everyone is thinking a little bit about the Manchester game. But we have a responsibility to be 100 per cent focused on Caen, and play as well as we can like we have our last matches.
“I have confidence in my players, I know they are very serious about reaching our objectives. We are working on specific aspects of our game and there is no reason why we won’t be focused against Caen. If we want to win away, we need to play well, show all our qualities.
“The team trained very well yesterday, so I am confident. Our challenge is to stay calm and focused and avoid distractions. Caen are fighting for their survival so I expect to play against a team that will give it everything. We have to make the difference.”