French newspaper criticizes Neymar’s performance against City: ‘A genius without ideas’ – Prime Time Zone


Shirt 10 promised in the pre-game that ‘he would bring victory to PSG at any cost’, but failed to reverse the 2-0 result at Etihad Stadium and ended up eliminated from the Champions League

EFE/EPA/PETER POWELLNeymar and PSG were eliminated by City in the Champions League semi

The French newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ spared no criticism of Neymar after the elimination of Paris Saint Germain to Manchester City in the Champions League semifinal. Called “a genius without ideas”, the Brazilian was said to be without creativity during the match this Tuesday, 4, at Etihad Stadium. Decisive against Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals, shirt 10 created little in the duel against the English, especially in this return match. The newspaper recalled the speech of Neymar in the pre-game that guaranteed that “he would get the victory anyway, even if he was killed”. “Without his alter ego ‘Ney’, often positioned on the left, he would never, if ever, play for his partners and often did unnecessary dribbling. For someone who used to be called a genius, this became embarrassing ”, pointed out the publication.

Hired for 222 million euros and receiving 3 million euros a month, the Brazilian’s performance is also being questioned in Paris. Even arriving for the second year in a row in the semifinals of Champions League, the newspaper pointed out that PSG owners expect more from the athlete. In the coming weeks Neymar should renew his contract with the Parisian team, but it is rumored that he still wants to return to the Barcelona. ESPN Argentina journalist Sebastián Pollo Vignolo said the culé club will try to sign the Brazilian for next season after renewing for another two years with Lionel Messi.