Much has transpired ever since Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer suffered the adductor injury last month. For one, new signing Alessandro Florenzi has now taken hold of the team’s starting right-back position. This is unfortunate for Kehrer as he held the position over the team’s 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 seems that it is now Florenzi’s job to lose.
Kehrer just recently recovered from his adductor injury, but as alluded to, he currently does not have a permanent role on the team. Manager Thomas Tuchel did provide further 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.”
As Tuchel mentioned, Kehrer’s ability to play multiple positions will give him the chance to compete for playing time with a couple of players. Kehrer could possibly be provided playing time over the team’s upcoming league fixture against Nantes, which would be a pivotal opportunity for the German defender.