Neymar is the target of all criticism for the elimination of PSGThe French sports media had no mercy on the Brazilian
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) failed again in its attempt to win the Champions League for the first time in its history. After the final lost against Bayern Munich in 2020, this time they fell in the semifinals against Manchester City 4-1 in the aggregate result, after being defeated on Tuesday in England in a duel in which they were widely beaten in the game and on the scoreboard.
Due to the disappointment, the French media looked for a person in charge and the main target is Neymar. The number 10, for which the club paid 222 million euros in 2017, did not have the best night of him and was powerless in several sections of the game when he saw that his attempts to generate danger were diluted with the iron brand of the British painting.
"The Brazilian was completely lost," said Le Parisien, while L 'Equipe gave him a score of 3 out of 10 and argued: "He had promised to die on the field, but unfortunately he lost his match". Thus, Ney became the center of all criticism, but the harshest was that of France Football, the magazine that awards the Ballon d'Or.
“Was it really necessary to make six touches of the ball every time he touched the ball? Neymar has revealed the dark side of him against Manchester City. As excruciating as possible, the aurgreen wanted to do everything on his own. In the absence of Kylian Mbappé, he had decided that the fate of the match would turn only thanks to him. In the center of the world in his eyes, he disliked his teammates by serving them very rarely. The Brazilian has annihilated an astonishing number of good balls. Adding to this self-centeredness a horrible ending to the game where he sought to physically hurt the Citizens. All Parisians have given up. He too, when he was supposed to be the technical leader tonight. Driven by his emotions once again, Neymar was catastrophic”, the magazine described.
Neymar missed Kylian Mbappé
But the former Santos wasn't the only one targeted, but also Mauro Icardi, who started in place of the injured Kylian Mbappé and was described as "invisible" by L’Equpie who gave him two points out of 10 in his game this Tuesday.
These harsh criticisms of the French press against Neymar happen right in the middle of the rumors about a possible return to Barcelona. Is that the attacker has not yet renewed his contract that ends in 2022 and according to several Catalan media, Joan Laporta, president of the culé club, wants him back to rejoin him with Lionel Messi and form a forward that can conquer the Champions League as He knew how to do it, in a trident with Luis Suárez, in 2015.