Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has praised Neymar’s ‘huge heart’ and ‘competitive wild side,’ describing him as a ‘great man.’ So, among other of today’s PSG football news, Pochettino praises Neymar for being fabulous, that is, a fabulous man.
The 29-year-old has not shone through for Paris Saint-Germain this season, missing four of the team’s nine Ligue 1 games. He has scored only one goal and two assists in five appearances.
He also drew a lot of flak after a bad performance in Les Parisiens’ 2-0 loss to Rennes. This low moment included giving the ball away in the build-up to the opening goal.
In recent weeks, Neymar had a fight with teammate Kylian Mbappe, but his manager Pochettino has defended his under-performing superstar.
PSG Football News – Pochettino Praises Neymar for Being Fabulous
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino maintains that his PPSG striker Neymar is a “beautiful guy”.
Pochettino further affirms that Neymar “has a great relationship with everyone.”
“Neymar has a great relationship with everyone,” Pochettino told Movistar +, as cited by AS. “He has a big heart. He is sensitive, likes to hug people. Then he has that competitive, wild side. He’s a fabulous guy.”
Pochettino also spoke about his forward line’s present balance, which has been deceiving at times this new 2021-22 season.
Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar have yet to sync their plays perfectly together. When all three started for PSG’s recent loss to Rennes, they struggled in the attack for the team.
The PSG coach, however, seems unconcerned about his offensive trident, praising their ‘spontaneity and ‘naturalness’:
“What they appreciate the most is spontaneity. They do not look for a reference, they look for naturalness. What you can do is establish a relationship of trust in which you feel free to tell them what you think and vice versa.
“The coach has to seek that complicity with his players and not deceive them. Then in the dressing room, privileges are granted by the nature of one another. They are big names, but the collective performance is what will give you a chance to win.”