Thomas Tuchel acknowledged Paris Saint-Germain missed Neymar in their shock defeat to Rennes and ruled out an departure for the Brazil star except an adequate replacement is brought in.
The 27-year-old has been recuperating from an ankle injury that has ruled him out of action since early June, while questions remain over his future amid strong links with Real Madrid and former club Barcelona.
After seeing his side struggle for creativity at Roazhon Park, head coach Tuchel stood firm on his position that PSG must keep hold of the Brazilian.
“He will not leave without recruitment, it is not possible,” Tuchel said at his post-match news conference. “It's clear – if he stays, we will have a player who will help us win.
“We lacked the capacity for acceleration. There were small situations where space opened but we were not decisive.”
Tuchel told Canal +: “I always say the same thing, the transfer window is open even more than 10 days and you think it will be settled tomorrow or the day after tomorrow?
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“What I think is not important. Today my player cannot play because he has not done any training like the others. This is the situation, and nothing has changed.”
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