Neymar Should Not Start Match Against Madrid – French Media

26th November, 2019

For some time now, Neymar has been in the news and not always for the right reasons. As things stand right now, it is very clear that he should never have left Barcelona for PSG.

To be fair to the young man, he has tried his best to correct that error but things have failed to work in his favour as his current club, PSG are not ready to let him go easily and have done everything in their power to ensure he stays with them for as long as possible.

Right now, Neymar is once again on the receiving end of criticism in recent weeks as the French media believe that Angel Di Maria should start ahead of the Brazilian when their darling team takes on Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The Brazilian forward failed to impress in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 victory against Lille on Friday and his performance capped off a rough week, in which Thomas Tuchel disapproved of his trip to Madrid to watch the Davis Cup.

On the other hand, Di Maria is one of his team’s top performers so far this season, being in particularly great shape in the last few weeks and helping his team with goals and assists.

As far as French journalists are concerned, the Argentine should start up front against Los Blancos alongside Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe and it remains to be seen whether the PSG coach will decide to bench Neymar and use him as a second-half substitute.

It is also a fact that the Brazil international has suffered a series of injury setbacks and Tuchel understands that it would be better for his player not to start in two successive games in a matter of just four days.

As things stand right now, it seems that no matter how much Neymar tries to impress the PSG fans, he just cannot make them happy as they seem to have their minds made up about him.