Like Kylian Mbappé, Neymar had to make room this summer to welcome his friend Lionel Messi to PSG. The three players form an exceptional attack on paper because in fact, they can still improve. The Brazilian has also taken the role of the one who comes back most often to help find balance in the collective. His performance against City testifies to this but inevitably, his offensive statistics (1 goal and 2 assists in 6 matches in all competitions) take a hit.
At a press conference, Pochettino judged the start of the season of the Parisian number 10. “I don’t know if he has a new role. For us, it’s a new season with new circumstances, new situations and the players have to adapt. I am very happy with his involvement and his work for the team. He is an attacking player and we expect him to score and pass but he is very involved for the team and I am very happy because he allows us to have a good balance. ”