May 12, 2022

Lineups revealed, happy return for Pochettino

PSG host OGC Nice in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France on Monday evening. Mauricio Pochettino’s squad roster is revealed.

Good news at PSG training!

72 hours before the clash against OGC Nice in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, Mauricio Pochettino received good news at Camp des Loges during Friday’s session. In regrouping with his selection, Keylor Navas will not be in the game against Christophe Galtier’s Aiglons. Gianluigi Donnarumma was in individual recovery, he is hoped for this match, but remains uncertain. The third doorman of the group, Alexandre Letellier, was present at the collective session.

Uncertain for this match a few days ago, Gianluigi Donnarumma resumed collective training and should be present Monday evening at the Parc des Princes to face their runner-up in the Championship. In defense, the German international Thilo Kehrer (25) is expected to move on to the right-back position to replace the holder Achraf Hakimi, currently at the CAN with Morocco. Sergio Ramos will take the place of Marquinhos alongside Presnel Kimpembe in central hinge.

On the left, Juan Bernat will return after testing positive for Covid-19. After scoring points in his last appearances for Paris Saint-Germain’s A team, the youngster Xavi Simons should start in midfield alongside Marco Verratti and Ander Herrera. At the forefront, Lionel Messi will try to break through the Nice defense in the company of Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappé.

“The 22-year-old Italian international goalkeeper resumed collective training yesterday at Camp des Loges, and all the signals seem to be green now for him to resume competition since his session was very reassuring. Starting in the second half against Reims last weekend, Messi has a great chance to start against Nice in an attack that should be completed by Kylian Mbappé and Mauro Icardi. In central defense, Sergio Ramos could chain for the first time in his Parisian history a second tenure in a row, this time alongside Presnel Kimpembe. He could find Juan Bernat, who resumed collective training this week., explains the daily L’Équipe.

The other Titis, Louis Mouquet (goalkeeper, 18), Daouda Weidmann (midfielder, 19) and Djeidi Gassama (striker, 19) were also present with Pochettino’s group during Friday training. Neymar and Georginio Wijnaldum continued their sessions apart, with a view to resuming collective training soon.

The probable composition of PSG against Nice

Donnarumma – Kehrer, Ramos, Kimpembe, Bernat – Herrera, Verratti, Simons – Messi – Icardi, Mbappé.