Gignac and Thauvin won’t be rushed back into the Tigres’ squad

Sat 31 July 2021 | 9:04

Florian Thauvin completed a transfer to Liga MX side, Tigres, this summer despite having offers from some Premier League clubs and AC Milan.

The French winger alongside his teammate,

Andre-Pierre Gignac

, represented France in Olympics this summer



shockingly crashed out of the tournament in the group stage, finishing behind Japan and Mexico with just three points from as many games.

However, their


boss says the duo shouldn't expect to be involved as they recover from the tournament and go through coronavirus protocols.

"Because of them and what they were looking for, we did not expect them to return so soon,"


said at a press conference. "They are already here and, honestly, in this game, they're not likely to be ready because of jetlag and the coronavirus protocol that takes time to deliver," he said at a press conference.

"We want them to rest well, not by using them for 15 or 20 minutes, which is what they can play. Let's not overload them with travel and fatigue. We are very happy to have them here on one hand because we now have a larger team, but, on the other hand, what they were trying to accomplish makes us sad that they have returned so soon."



Francisco Meza

, who has suffered a ligament injury,


added: "We have four or five names and we are going to try to land one, but there is no rush.

"We are not going to go out desperately to look for someone. Fortunately next week we will have Carlos [Salcedo]. ([uan Jose] Purata has left me calm and continues to do things well.

"I have four good Mexican central defenders, three from the national team and a young man with great poise and good ball-handling, but we also understand that we can bring a player who will give us that security and we will look for him."

source: SportMob

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