WEB DESK: When Paris Saint-Germain travel to Spain on Tuesday to face Real Madrid in the Champions League it will be with a Neymar who has, according to his teammate Marquinhos, grown up.
“Neymar has lived things that have matured him as a person, and as a player,” the PSG vice-captain told media.
There is no doubt that there have been plenty of concerns for the French side over their record 222 million euro signing since he joined from Barcelona in 2017.
The 27-year-old forward has helped PSG to two titles in a weak Ligue 1 but has failed to inspire them to the heights in the Champions League, the main reason for the Qatari-financed club indulging in such a massive outlay in the first place.
He is generally respected by the fans but not loved. Indeed there was some jeering when he was substituted during Friday´s win over Lille, his first game in six weeks following a hamstring injury.