PSG are done with friendly matches. Opposed to Sevilla on Tuesday night in Faro (Portugal), Mauricio Pochettino's men completed their fifth preparatory match with a 2-2 draw pulled at the very end thanks to a goal from young Kenny Nagera, his first in professional. From now on, the Ile-de-France squad, very rejuvenated in the absence of the internationals, will be projected on the Champions Trophy against Lille, Sunday evening in Tel Aviv (Israel), a meeting which will officially launch the 2021-2022 season. Already winner of the Champions Trophy 10 times, PSG has in mind to lift this cup for the eleventh time in its history.
This Wednesday, the Parisians were able to enjoy a day of rest after returning late from Portugal, at night. Kylian Mbappé, Presnel Kimpembe, Danilo Pereira and Georginio Wijnaldum continue to follow an adapted program. The group will head back to Camp des Loges on Thursday with two sessions on the program that will kick off an intense weekend with two other training sessions scheduled for Friday and Saturday morning. It is not until Saturday afternoon that the players will head to Tel Aviv where they will stay at the Hilton hotel.
Mauricio Pochettino still cannot count on the South Americans who played in the Copa America (Neymar, Marquinhos, Paredes, Di Maria). He is also awaiting returns from leave from Gianluigi Donnarumma, Marco Verratti and Pablo Sarabia. In addition, Juan Bernat (recovery), Colin Dagba (ankle), Rafinha (knee) and Sergio Ramos (calf injury) are in the infirmary and will not make the trip to Israel.