As expected, the elimination of Paris Saint-Germain at the hands of Manchester City was not received well in the French capital at all. The Parisian team sees once again that its dream of winning the Champions League has evaporated, which is why the French press launched a harsh criticism against the team and a number of players.
Brazilian Neymar is one of those players who won the largest number of “arrows”, because he could not show the best version of him against Pep Guardiola’s team, and the French press described him as “a disaster, selfish and unbearable.”
As for the French newspaper Le Parisien, the former Barcelona player was “a genius without ideas at the Etihad Stadium.” She added that the Brazilian “was not inspiring and completely absent from the semi-final match, as well as was not able to carry the team on his shoulders as he did in the face of Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals .. it was a disappointment.”
While L’Equipe newspaper gave the Brazilian international an evaluation, 3 out of 10, and also saw that “the performance of number (10) in the match was like a ghost .. He promised to die on the field, unfortunately he lost his game, not in Confrontation, but in his most powerful points, as it was not enough yesterday .. He lost balls repeatedly, his passes were bad, and he kept the ball a lot, and that would have caused him to commit serious mistakes .. His dribbles made no difference, especially in relation to Walker (Kelly) .. He disappointed Hopes. “
The most severe attack came from France Football magazine, which described the Brazilian striker’s style as “selfish and unbearable”. And she continued, “Was it really necessary to touch the ball 6 times every time it reached him? Neymar revealed his dark side in the face of Manchester City, which is unbearable, as he wants to do everything on his own … as well as this selfishness, a horrific end if he wants.” Physically harm the City players. “
The French magazine concluded, “Neymar was a disaster.”
In turn, the former French player Jerome Rothhan criticized Neymar’s performance in yesterday’s match and said, “Neymar is a genius, and I am the one who said that about him, but in yesterday’s match he was not at the top of his focus and wasted a ball from two balls that reached him, then we blame young players at the team level, this is not something.” Accepted, we expected a lot from him, and when he is not in a good mood and plays badly, you have to tell him. “