Neymar hands Mauricio Pochettino a major boost as the Brazil star returns to PSG training

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar returned to training on Monday following a one-month absence because of an ankle injury.

Neymar has been sidelined since he was taken off on a stretcher in stoppage time on December 13 when PSG lost at home to Lyon 1-0 in the French league.

PSG posted a picture of Neymar on Twitter on Monday with the caption: ‘Look who’s back.

And the Brazil international return with a new manager at the helm in former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino’s predecessor, Thomas Tuchel, was axed last month merely hours after a 4-0 victory over Strasbourg. Pochettino has replaced him on an 18-month contract with the option for a further season.

Neymar’s return is good news for PSG – they have been dealing with a string of injuries recently and trail league leaders Lyon by one point after 19 games.

Neymar has yet to play for PSG under coach Pochettino and it’s unclear whether he will be fit in time to face Marseille in Wednesday’s Champions Trophy.

Should the 28-year-old miss that match, his next target will be the trip to Angers on Saturday.

After starting with a 1-1 draw against St Etienne, Pochettino recorded his first win on Saturday when PSG beat Brest 3-0.

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