Speaking to reporters following his club’s 2-1 victory over RC Lens that puts PSG provisionally top of Ligue 1 with Lille playing Nice tonight, Mauricio Pochettino explained his decision not to rest Neymar.
“He is a player who was injured for a long time and who needs minutes. He is a player who recovers quickly, and there is time to recover between now and Tuesday. There is always a risk of taking a knock in football, the risk comes from the 1st minute, to the 45th or the 90th. I think that he needed minutes on the pitch to be at his best level.”