“I think every Parisian should believe in us! I am on the front line, and I will be the first warrior who goes into battle for the team. I will give the best of myself and I will do everything to bring back the victory this time no matter what, even if it is necessary to die on the pitch ”. Neymar (29) spoke before the semi-final second leg of the Champions League to call for general mobilization on the side of Paris SG.
Unfortunately, on Tuesday evening, on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium, the Brazilian never seemed able to join the acts to his speech of leader, seeming helpless and unable to influence the outcome of the meeting, finally lost by his (2-0). The Parisian n ° 10 did not seem inspired from his first catches of ball and his choices, like his set pieces, almost all of them failed.
Not helped but still …
Orphan of Kylian Mbappé, the international Auriverde (103 selections, 64 goals) did not have a clear space in front of him to endanger the defense of the Skyblues. Admittedly, he didn’t always have a lot of solutions to try to make a difference, notably with a ghostly Mauro Icardi, but when they did arise, he always seemed out of step before descending way too low to ask for the balls and try to do the difference alone.
But if, technically, he was not having a big night, the native of Mogi das Cruzes did not necessarily put the ingredients that he himself had announced a little earlier either. On the way there, in the last quarter of an hour, he had tried to initiate a certain revolt, although awkward. This Tuesday, it was not the same in the envy. Worse, we have even seen him contest the arbitration decisions and sinter with Bernardo Silva for a contact that was a little too deep for his liking. Obviously, this will make people talk. While in Spain, the question of his future is already on everyone’s lips …