Thu 19 August 2021 | 17:54

Messi and Neymar train with the team

Pochettinio has not talked about his squad for their clash against Brest.




have joined

Paris Saint-Germain’s

team training, but their appearances in the team’s clash against Brest are in doubt as

Mauricio Pochettino

insists that he hasn’t made his decision for the lineup against Brest.

"We haven’t decided the squad yet but we will do so shortly,"

Pochettino responded in Thursday's news conference when asked about Messi


"We will analyze whether he can be in the squad. In terms of what Lionel Messi brings, everybody knows that.

"His presence here in terms of what he represents is something we have talked about a lot in recent days.

"I am pleased with how he has settled in and how he has connected with squad. When you have talent at this sort of club, the understanding is not just in the dressing room but also on the pitch."

Neymar, who missed many games last season because of fitness issues, now is again worrying the fans that are waiting to see his performance alongside Messi and Mbappe, and Pochettino has talked about his situation, only indicating that he will analyze the player’s form and fitness and then will decide about his place in the lineup against Brest.

"As I said, we are assessing that and of course, we take physical and footballing attributes into account,"

the head coach reiterated.

"Within the squad, we have to find the right balance."

And about the third part of the Parisians’ high-profile front line, the manager claims that he only thinks about the fact that


is focused on his job and that he is a PSG player.

"I think he [Kylian Mbappe] is very motivated and working hard ahead of this season,"

the former Tottenham boss added

. "We are thinking the same things we have been thinking in recent weeks. He is our player and I want him to be here this season."

"The most important thing is Kylian Mbappe is calm and knows what he is doing. He knows what he wants to do. We know that he is our player. We want him to be here.

"My conversations with Kylian Mbappe are all about football. He has another year on his contract and even if he doesn’t renew, he is still a PSG player and we are pleased with him, and from what I understand, he is pleased with us."

source: SportMob

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