Legendary goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon believes Neymar’s absence could be a big problem for PSG when they meet Manchester United today in an enticing Uefa Champions League round of 16 clash.
PSG are set to play without their star player, who sustained a metatarsal injury late January, for both the away and the hme legs of the last-16 tie.
The Brazilian international is expected to make his comeback in 3 months time.
Buffon’s words, “I think this is a problem for us,”
“I’m not sure if it’s a big problem or a little one. I hope it’s only a small problem and that we are nevertheless a team that can thrive without him, it would give us great strength and confidence.
“But I must say that without a player of Ney’s caliber, it’s going to be heavy going, particularly because in the last two or three months he’s in excellent condition both physically and mentally and would have been of enormous help.
“But nevertheless we have to do our best in order not to have any regrets and play the quarterfinals and semifinals with Ney back.
“This would be the best present we could give to him, and I’m sure he would return the favor by playing in those two matches.”