After being sidelined to start the season due to a foot injury, Thilo Kehrer seems to be rounding into form with 14 appearances now under his belt.
Following Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-1 win in the Coupe de France semi-finals over Olympique Lyonnais, the German defender spoke with Eurosport (via Culture PSG) about his form heading into the return leg against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League.
The 23-year-old opened the interview talking about what he learned from the injury that kept him off the pitch in what was the first significant injury of his career, resulting in him missing 20 matches.
“It was my first injury so long. It is true that I learned some things about myself, in particular, to have patience. It is not an easy time,” Kehrer said.
While appearing in a total of 14 matches since returning from injury two months ago, Kehrer mentioned how he’s finally feeling healthy and eager to make more appearances for PSG.
“After my injury in the first part of the season, I really want to play the more matches possible. I really feel 100 percent. I feel solid, whether physically or mentally,” Kehrer said.
Due to the suspension of Thomas Meunier, it will likely mean that the 23-year-old will be the starting right-back for the capital club next Wednesday. Playing against a German club is an added motivation for Kehrer to do well (he previously played for FC Schalke 04) and show that he’s capable of playing in big matches for Les Parisiens.
It’s an opportunity for Kehrer to redeem himself after a disastrous performance against Manchester United in the Round of 16 last season. Also, it could help prove to the German National Team that he’s deserving of a roster spot for the UEFA European Championship this summer.
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