Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino says Neymar will return after 5 weeks out injured in opposition to Lyon in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
The Brazilian was dominated out of each legs of PSG’s Champions League last-16 tie in opposition to his former membership Barcelona, and hasn’t performed since sustaining a thigh harm on February 10 within the French Cup.
“Neymar is on the squad checklist, it is an infinite pleasure to have the ability to depend on him, for him and for the staff,” Pochettino informed an eve-of-match press convention.
The world’s most costly footballer returned to full coaching on Saturday morning in preparation for his first recreation because the 1-0 Cup win in opposition to second division Caen.
His return places him centre stage for PSG’s Champions League quarter-final in opposition to Bayern Munich on April 7 and 13 – a rematch of final season’s closing with PSG overwhelmed 1-0.
Pochettino added: “Since Caen he has spent 5, virtually six weeks distant from the pitch.
“It is tough to see him beginning his first match again.”