PSG have unveiled their squad of 22 players for tonight’s match against Losc. Announced uncertain, due to his absence from training on Thursday, Lionel Messi is present.

“For Messi, he trained very well after Marseille. Today, he had a muscle problem. As a precaution, he did a one-on-one session today. We will see tomorrow if he can play “.

“For us, it’s a challenge. Lille is a good team, with good players, a strong team. Whoever wins the championship always deserves it. We had to do better. The merit goes to Lille. It will be a difficult match. We want to win this match, the three points “.

“All the players can be on the bench, or on the pitch. There are 33 players who think they are playing. If they are not playing, they are not happy. It is not only at PSG, but in the the whole football world. I couldn’t give a clearer answer. “

“Angel was suspended in the Champions League. He started his preparation late, because of the Copa America. You have to get inside the bowl, know the conditions of each. Just a while ago, the players weren’t in the best condition for the preseason. I’m happy with all the players, Angel too. We have 33 players. They all think they deserve to play. If he is on the field, he can take free kicks, other players too “.

“The circumstances are always different. The comparisons are not fair. For me, Neymar is a player with enormous talent, one of the best players in the world. When we came to PSG, we looked to give him everything he needs to be at his best I’m happy with him For me he’s a player with enormous talent That’s very good We hope Always that he will continue to progress. We are first in L1, first in C1, but that is not enough, because we know that we must continue to do better “.

Mauricio Pochettino is asked if he understood Thomas Tuchel’s words, having said last year that being a PSG coach sometimes looked like a ministerial post.

“I am a person who has a lot of respect for everything, answers Pochettino. I have a culture and an education of respect. I will never venture to judge someone until I know them, like clubs. I have known PSG for 20 years, and also for ten months. I will not give my opinion on how my predecessor felt. I only speak of my experience. My job is to coach, to take technical decisions with my staff. The club recruited me to coach the 33 players, to define a philosophy of play. The field is my responsibility “.

With Mbappé’s absence, how will PSG play? Messi will he take his post against Losc? Pochettino’s response: “Each player has their influence, in all facets of the game. Kylian is very important to us. As he is absent, there are several possibilities. Messi can play in front. But he there are alternatives, other players. We’ll see what the final decision will be. As Pep Guardiola says, Messi can play 7, 8, 10, 9 … He can play anywhere. “

Mauricio Pochettino starts his press conference. He is first questioned about the position of Messi, which he has positioned rather to the right since the start of the season.

“The tactical disposition of the team, we have a base which can vary. We have a base reference for offensive and defensive animation. Each player has, in principle, certain responsibilities depending on his position The players are given freedom Leo is a player who can play on the right or in the axis, also in number 10. He is a player who can play anywhere, depending on the dà The action is rolling. He’s the best player in the world. He positions himself where the game calls for it, and according to the needs of the team. “

Mauricio Pochettino speaks on PSGTV before the start of the press conference. It evokes the recovery of the players.

“We are very focused on providing the players with what it takes to have the best possible recovery. Being in top condition is very important. With the medical staff and nutritionists, we make sure that the players recover all their energy “.

For Leandro Paredes, it will be necessary to be patient: the Argentine midfielder, affected in the left quadriceps, is expected after the international truce in November.

Another medical point on the side of PSG, Marco Verratti, hit in the left hip against OM on Sunday. Paris announces a “deep lesion of the oblique muscles” and estimates its unavailability at four weeks.

Absent from training this Thursday with PSG, Kylian Mbappé forfeited against Lille on Friday evening: “Kylian Mbappé is continuing his treatment for his ENT infection and will resume training at the start of the week next “, specifies the Parisian club.

Neither Leo Messi nor Kylian Mbappé (victim of an ENT infection) were present during the first ten minutes of training, at Camp des Loges. In addition, as a reminder, Marco Verratti is absent for several weeks. The Italian international midfielder was hit in the hip in Marseille.

Hello everyone, welcome to this live RMC Sport to follow the Paris Saint-Germain press conference. It must start at 2 pm, with Mauricio Pochettino.

This point in the face of journalists comes on the eve of the PSG-Losc match, scheduled for Friday evening (9 p.m.) at the Parc des Princes for the opening of the 12th day of Ligue 1.