PSG crush Monaco 7-1 to reclaim French title

Lynette Rowe
April 16, 2018

However, some good news is that Neymar expects to be back in action in May, telling NBC: "I need about a month, but it is healing well".

Neymar told a TV Globo variety show on Sunday that he feels no pain, but he can not put his injured foot on the ground without an orthopedic shoe.

Neymar's comments were released as a short extract from a pre-recorded interview that will be broadcast on Saturday, and which may give a clearer picture of the former Barcelona forward's state of fitness.

The world's most expensive player suffered the injury in a Ligue 1 game against Marseille, before returning to his home country for surgery and rehabilitation.

PSG's form has not really been affected by Neymar's absence. "Perhaps he'll have time to play a few matches before the end of the season", Emery stated.

Unai Emery's team blew Monaco away in a first-half blitz that saw PSG score four times in 14 minutes at the Parc des Princes with with Lo Celso striking either side of goals from Edinson Cavani and Di Maria.

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"When he gets here, he will want to play".

Playing at the Parc des Princes against the team who denied them the title past year was the ideal occasion for PSG, owned by big-spenders Qatar Sports Investments since 2011, to wrap up their fifth title in the Qatari era.

PSG started the second half cautiously and Monaco seemed to be pushing for a comeback but Di Maria fired home from Pastore's cross to kill all hope for Monaco.

The news will be welcomed by Brazil coach Tite as it means he will have plenty of time to prepare for the World Cup, which kicks off in Russian Federation on Jun 14.

PSG also became the first team in Europe's top leagues this season to reach 100 goals on a night they were without the injured Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the teenager left on the bench after a bout of illness.

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