Paris needs its driving forces. With six days to go before the trip to Dortmund, which will be crucial in qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League, PSG are hoping to get back two of their eminent members: Marquinhos and Warren Zaire-Emery. Affected by injuries to the right hamstring muscle and right ankle respectively, the two players returned to collective training on Wednesday afternoon.
On Thursday morning, the two men again followed up with their partners and participated in the group session. For the Brazilian, who has passed the ten days of treatment initially indicated by the club, the signs are positive and the next few days will determine with certainty whether he will be able to hold his place in Germany on Wednesday.
Decision on Monday for Zaire-Emery?
For Warren Zaire-Emery, there are fewer certainties. Victim of a sprained ankle for his first selection with the team of France against Gibraltar, the Titi was initially not to play again before the break to give him time to return quietly. But as Dortmund's deadline approaches, the midfielder has resumed with his teammates. While he felt good during Wednesday's session, he also didn't force his way back and didn't take part in the opposition.
For the time being, the idea is still to take the time to erase the few grey areas surrounding his physical state. A decision on his participation could be made after Monday's training session just before the departure of Paris Saint-Germain depending on his feelings.