Ahead of ‘Neymar Week’ in which the Brazilian’s future will finally be decided, everyone is aware that he has fragile ankles and that his fifth metatarsal is risky having suffered two fractures. It also known that he will not miss his sister’s birthday party in Rio, and that he can be a frivolous and problematic guy. There’s also the fact that he shoots too often inside the area and that he humiliates opponents.
However, he is that good.
So let me remind you of a little fact. In addition to all of the above, Neymar is one of the three most imbalancing players on the planet. The best dribbler I know, and someone who can score lots of goals.
Those who say he has failed in the PSG often forget the 52 goals and 27 assists in 58 games he has managed in his two-and-a-half seasons in Paris, equating to 0.89 goals per game.
“But Ligue 1 is rubbish.” Well, let’s see then in the Champions League: 11 goals and five assists in 13 games.
With Brazil, he has 60 goals and 41 assists in 97 games: 0.68 goals per game on average. Some fail worse.
Against Real Valladolid, Real Madrid played a good first half, however, it was not enough to take the lead.
Although Hazard was missing, who is a star, he is not a goalscorer like Neymar, not even close, in fact.
After the break, Zinedine Zidane‘s team again showed the same deficiencies of last season, despite having spent 300 million euros this summer.
That’s why Los Blancos need Neymar. And that’s why Messi and the entire Barcelona dressing room have been pressuring the club for weeks so that they can be the ones to sign him and not Real Madrid, because they know what he is capable of.