PSG's Neymar lies on the ground during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Montpellier at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Saturday Feb. 1, 2020. "It is a complex situation with Neymar, not hard, but at the end, we will take a clear decision".
"I cannot confirm 100% that Neymar can play the game against Dortmund next week " said the German in a press conference after the victory against Dijon 1-6. "Looking at the results, he is a coach who hasn't improved on the last few that have been in the French capital", said Fernandez. "He is still far from the level of Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola or Carlo Ancelotti".
The next two weeks could prove to be decisive for Tuchel's PSG career as he faces Dortmund over the two legs of the Champions League last 16.
Indeed, PSG were defeated in the Coupe de France final last term, losing to Rennes on fines after the groups were secured at 2-2 complying with added time- the very first time in 4 years the Ligue 1 champs have actually fallen short to raise the mug. Failure to reach the quarter finals this time around would likely spell the end of his time in Paris. Before, we have a match and we will not be taking any risks.
Neymar missed last season's surprise Champions League last-16 defeat by Manchester United with a foot injury, and also sat out the second leg of the loss to Real Madrid at the same stage of the competition in 2018.