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Monaco president: Kylian Mbappe now thinking about PSG exit

PSG and Kylian Mbappe host Toulouse in a French Ligue 1 match PSG and Kylian Mbappe host Toulouse in a French Ligue 1 match
Cary Erickson | 22 November, 2020, 06:07

Neymar is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday with a view to facing RB Leipzig in a crucial Champions League match next week, the club said.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel gave Neymar half an hour to build up his fitness before the Group H clash at the Parc des Princes, and confirmed he would be available in Europe. "Yes, he will start against Leipzig", Tuchel was quoted as saying by French sports daily L'Equipe on Saturday.

It was the first time PSG had let a two-goal slip to lose in the league since January 2015, a 4-2 reverse against Bastia.

Neymar Jr returned back to action on Friday in a shock defeat against Monaco in the latest Ligue 1 2020-21 fixture. He is determined. Yes, he will start against Leipzig'.

Thomas Tuchel's side now sit third in that group - three points behind Leipzig and table-toppers Manchester United.

Vasilyev, who was sporting director at Monaco when Mbappe left for PSG in 2017, believes one of the most exciting talents in the global game will be mulling over his options when it comes to a big career call.

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Tuchel told Telefoot: 'Catastrophic?

"In the second half, we lacked the same concentration, we did not play seriously enough, we did not take the ball with the same quality and we didn't defend seriously enough either".

'They (the players) felt it was 3-0 or 4-0 when it was only 2-0.

'We controlled the game, we scored two goals, and we could have scored two more.

"We have to accept the criticism because we have completely stopped playing football".

They are only ahead of Istanbul Basaksehir on goal difference at the halfway stage and know another loss to Leipzig could be catastrophic for their European hopes.