Despite Zinedine Zidane’s inference that Neymar would certainly start Tuesday’s Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, Thomas Tuchel is still yet to make a decision and is facing a tough choice regarding the former Santos star’s fitness.
Having missed Neymar for over a month, Tuchel has just welcomed the Brazillian back to training, yet his apparent readiness for first-team football could change his plans.
However, with Neymar back it seems possible that Cavani will drop to the bench for the trip to Spain.
Starting with four attackers could also pose a question for the former Mainz coach though, with it likely to impact on his midfield.
In attack though, he would be able to line-up with Di Maria, Mbappe and Neymar just sat behind Icardi in the centre-forward position.
Footballing matters aren’t the only thing on the German coach’s mind though, with politics having a say in whether Neymar is selected or not.
Neymar wasn’t happy with being substituted 60 minutes into his comeback against Lille on Saturday, and he walked straight down the tunnel, but that would be nothing compared to the storm that would occur should Tuchel not select the Brazillian for a match as important as Real Madrid.