Paris St Germain’s head coach Unai Emery singled out the Brazilian forward Neymar following the 7-1 trashing of the Scottish Champions Celtic.
Neymar’s brace helped the Paris side come back from being 1-0 down in the opening minute of the game in the Champions League on Wednesday and manager Unai Emery gushed over him during his post-match conference. The Ligue 1 champions fell behind in the game, after just 56 seconds on the clock after the sweet strike from Moussa Dembele found the back of the net for the Scottish side.
The goal, was, however, not enough for the away side as PSG scored four times in the next 35 minutes to help themselves to a 4-1 lead at half-time. It was Neymar’s goal which equalized for the Parisians before he found the back of the net again to hand the home side a well-deserved lead on the night.
Cavani’s 150th goal for the club tripled the lead for the home side before the talented Kylian Mbbape found the back of the net to put the match away. However, the home side did not stop scoring in the second half as midfielder Marco Verratti scored the side’s fifth as Mbbape slotted home the sixth goal for Unai Emery’s side.
Former Barcelona right-back Dani Alves added the seventh and the historic goal for PSG as they became the highest scoring team in the group stage. Following the bright result, the Spanish task-master pointed at Neymar for his contribution to the game.
He said: “He’s extraordinary. He wants to play the games, to be present on the pitch. He makes everyone benefit from his talent.
“There are still some details to improve, such as the loss of the ball, the position of the players in the recovery, choosing when to take the space, to have possession at this or that moment, but I think that the team has made very good things,” added Emery.
Neymar’s big-money move to the French capital has had him a go-to-target for the critics. However, since joining PSG, the Brazilian striker has improved his game scoring 13 goals and providing eight assists in just 14 games. It is just hard not to single out and praise the Brazilian seeing the kind of form he is in at Paris.