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French journalist: ‘Neymar is a clown’

10 Th3 2022 | 10:06

The Brazilian striker was heavily criticized even though he himself assisted Kylian Mbappe to score the only goal for PSG against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.

“Neymar is a clown. He needs to be fired. Neymar is no longer a footballer,” journalist Daniel Riolo angrily commented on RMC channel after Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-3 loss to Real Madrid at dawn on March 10 (Hanoi time).

Mr. Riolo continued: “Neymar goes to the catwalk every week instead of training hard. Last July he went to play poker. Neymar needs to clear things up, go to fashion shows. instead of continuing to play. That’s what he’s best at.”
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 Neymar was disappointed after losing with Paris Saint-Germain against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 on the morning of March 10 (Hanoi time). Photo: Reuters.

It was Neymar who made a mistake in Real Madrid’s second goal in the second leg at the Bernabeu. When PSG was pressing up, the Brazilian striker failed to pass the ball, creating an opportunity for Luka Modric to initiate a counter-attack to help Benzema equalize the total score 2-2 (calculated in two matches – PV).

French football expert thinks that Neymar is the most typical example of PSG’s lack of serious preparation. “When you play sport at the highest level, what leads to success is humility and mental preparation,” said Riolo . “PSG prepares for that by posting on social media and sending players to fashion shows.”

However, many fans also think that the French media is too prejudiced and unfair to Neymar. Many stars of the home team Parc des Princes also played badly in this match such as Lionel Messi, captain Marquinhos or keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Meanwhile, Neymar had a pass for Mbappe to score against Real Madrid at the end of the first half. The 30-year-old’s sharp left-footed shot helped Mbappe tear the opponent’s net from the counter-attack. In the first leg, the former Barca star was also counted as having an assist to help Mbappe score in the last minute.