Much has transpired ever since Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer suffered an adductor injury last month. For one, new signee Alessandro Florenzi has now taken hold of the team’s starting right-back position. This is unfortunate for Kehrer as he held this position for the team over its UEFA Champions League knockout stage run two months ago. Kehrer seemed like the ideal replacement for Thomas Meunier at the right-back position, but now it looks as if it is Florenzi’s job to lose.
Kehrer just recently recovered from his adductor injury, but as noted, he currently does not have a permanent starting role on the team. PSG manager Thomas Tuchel did provide a bit of clarification on Kehrer’s current standing with the team during a recent press conference (via Le Parisien).
“Thilo is a big competition for Florenzi and Danilo Pereira,” Tuchel said. “We need quality in all positions. We need his physique, his speed, his strength in duels. He was a key player last year. We missed him very much. I can’t say where he’s going to play, but I know he has quality.”
Kehrer’s ability to play multiple positions surely will give him a keen chance to compete for quality playing time minutes. Kehrer could possibly be provided with playing minutes in PSG’s upcoming league fixture against Nantes.
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