Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar should be ready for Dijon clash, says coach Unai Emery

Paris: Brazilian superstar Neymar looks set to return for Paris Saint-Germain's game against Dijon on Wednesday after coach Unai Emery included him in the Ligue 1 leaders' squad on Tuesday.

File image of Neymar. Reuters

File image of Neymar. Reuters

Neymar missed Sunday's 1-0 win at Nantes due to a rib injury but Spaniard Emery believes he should be recovered in time.

"Neymar trained well (on Monday). He'll still feel pain for a few days but he took part in training and finished it well," said the former Sevilla coach.

"He'll need a week or two for the pain to pass. He's fine in non-contact (training) but if he takes a knock in the same area, the pain will persist.

"We'll see but he should be ready (to face Dijon)."

Brazilian-born Italy international midfielder Thiago Motta is not fit to return from a calf injury, though.

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Updated Date: Jan 17, 2018 08:20:03 IST

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