A half-season into PSG’s Neymar experiment – or is it Neymar’s PSG experiment? – the Brazilian’s time in Paris goes about how we anticipated it to. There have been egotistical feuds. There have been objectives and assists – a number of them. And there have been a number of circles run round overmatched opponents.
That’s what makes Neymar so entertaining. He’s a wizard, and he doesn’t really feel sorry for the muggles. As a substitute, he clowns on them. And he has a number of enjoyable doing it.
Working example: Tuesday’s Coupe de la Ligue semifinal towards Rennes. Neymar was in superb type:
I imply, come on. So disrespectful – in the perfect sense of the phrase. A again entice! After which for no good cause, a flick over an opponent’s head!
Let’s have one other watch:
Oh, and did you catch that on the finish? Yep, later within the sport, Neymar was whistled for a foul, and booked after he kicked the ball away. Then he went over to his opponent to assist him up, solely to tug the traditional schoolboy prank.
And in the event you’re mad about supposed disrespect, loosen up and hearken to Neymar after the match. “I all the time chuckle and make jokes to my good friend,” he mentioned. “Why not vs. the opponents?”
Touché. Neymar has already perfected the artwork of creating jokes of his opponents anyway.
PSG gained the match 3-2, and is on to the Coupe de la Ligue. However solely after going up 3-0, having Kylian Mbappe despatched off, and holding on in stoppage time.
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