Neymar has come a long way. Little involved on the pitch (8 goals and 13 assists in 28 games, all competitions combined) and most noticed by his non-sporting activities, the 30-year-old Brazilian experienced an ordeal last season, to the point of being booed for every ball caught. at the end of the season, by the Parisian fans present at the Parc des Princes. But since the arrival of Christophe Galtier in office and with the 2022 World Cup in sight, the former Barcelona-born has found the resources to rediscover all the magic of him.
In just nine games with PSG he scored 9 goals and 10 assists. A godsend for Christophe Galtier. Present at the press conference on Tuesday, the Parisian coach talked about his player’s preparation. “I think it would be an understatement to think that it’s just me and my staff (performing). I think he had an awareness of last season when he was less efficient, less present. He arrived very ‘fit’, he worked very well “he explained first.
Christophe Galtier impressed by his “Ney”
“I have decided to put Ney, like Leo Messi and Kylian Mbappé, in the best conditions so that he is in the best mood possible. He is an artist and when he is like that he behaves well. He is a player who works a lot for the attacking team, but also in the desire to recover the ball and that’s something I discovered in him.Galtier admitted. A start to the season with a bang, therefore, confirmed by his teammate Marquinhos, who invites him not to think immediately about the World Cup.
“For everyone, not just Neymar. We are not on a mission for the World Cup, we are on a mission with PSG. It is an important game to play tomorrow. It’s an important season, everyone is aware of it, it motivates, gives energy, but you shouldn’t think about the World Cup yet. You need to train well, eat and recover, but it’s better to focus on today., explained the Brazilian. To continue his performance, Neymar will therefore have to continue to be decisive on the Maccabi Haifa lawn this Wednesday evening (21), before thinking about the rest.
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