Transparent against Rennes, Neymar was not spared. The notes are salty and the criticism very lively, Daniel Riolo letting go completely by insisting on the incredible flop of the Brazilian at PSG since 2017.
Second shock at the top and second defeat for Paris SG in this year 2023. If the formation of Christophe Galtier had finished its year 2022 undefeated in all competitions, the return is more difficult. There was certainly the World Cup, extended vacations and matches to follow at a time when PSG was not necessarily working on its peak form, but the facts are there for a team which had the secret ambition of remaining unbeaten all the season in Ligue 1. This will not be the case and the defeat against Rennes is beginning to sow doubt in people’s minds. The Breton club was not in its best shape and was deprived of two of its leaders, Martin Terrier and Benjamin Bourigeaud. This did not prevent him from jostling a Parisian formation which did not really know how to be dangerous, to the point of ending the meeting with a single shot on target.
Neymar blew himself up physically
The attacking performance was therefore not up to par, as were the midfielders, unable to make a difference collectively or individually. If the return of Kylian Mbappé could not make the difference, the copy returned by Neymar had the gift of reminding everyone that the Brazilian had really not returned from the World Cup at his best level. . Physically, this is the first observation, he moved as rarely, losing several balls in the fight against more determined Rennes. Added to this is an inability to carry the ball forward and to be dangerous.
Result, the score is salty for the playmaker of PSG who collected a 3/10 in the columns of L’Equipe, and even a 2.5/10 for Le Parisien, who gave him the worst score of the match. ” Neymar: 2.5. The Brazilian had far too much waste to exist in this part. He shattered in several duels and never managed to weigh on his team’s game. Almost always beaten under pressure “, Underlined the Ile-de-France daily, for whom Lionel Messi is doing better, and even Hugo Ekitike despite his transparent performance. It must be said that we clearly expect more from Neymar, including in matches where PSG know they can move.
Extending Neymar by 15 years, is that the next step?
🇧🇷Neymar JR is a unique talent and having him at PSG is a unique opportunity. He took our club to the Champions League final and semi-final. Stop the anti Neymar bashing, his start to the season is amazing and the best is yet to come I’m sure.❤️💙pic.twitter.com/JZdiYnEuK4
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The disappointment is therefore immense for those who dream of seeing Neymar put his head back in place. For the moment, this is not the case and Daniel Riolo has therefore not missed it at the turn. For the RMC consultant, the Brazilian’s level of play is lamentable. “ Do we realize that Neymar, in terms of recruitment and salary, is the biggest flop in the history of football? I can’t think of a bigger flop for what it cost, it’s horrible. Just because he was good in two Final 8 games in 2020 doesn’t mean it’s going to save your life. And also against Bayern Munich in 2021. Let PSG stop. And we are thinking about the idea of extending Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos… But extend Messi for 20 years, give him a box and he will come to the stadium when he is a grandfather. Let’s extend Neymar and give him 15 years of salary at the point where we are “, delivered Daniel Riolo, who refers to the huge extension signed by Neymar, who is now under contract with Paris SG until June 2027 with the option activated last summer. And for the consultant, it is not the few big successful matches by the Parisian number 10 that will save him from criticism, especially in comparison with the months of absence due to injury, the not always professional behavior and the transparent performance on some big Ligue 1 matches like this Sunday evening at Roazhon Park.