Paris Saint- Germain coach Thomas Tuchel , on Friday , said he was “ sure ” that Neymar would recover from his rib injury in time to play some part in the French club ’ s Champions League last -16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund next Tuesday .
The world ’ s most expensive player has been out of action with the problem since the win over Montpellier on February 1 and could miss Saturday ’ s game against Amiens.
But Tuchel insisted that Neymar would be fit for the clash at Signal Iduna Park .
“ Whether or not he plays on Saturday ( against Amiens) , he will be in Dortmund , I ’ m sure of it , but without being in the best shape he was in two weeks ago, ” said the former Dortmund boss .
“ But he will help us . I am sure and convinced of that . ”
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 .
PSG have still not reached the Champions League semi – finals since their Qatari owners took over in 2011 .