Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has said that Neymar’s relationship with the club’s faithful is getting better on the basis of his performances this season. The Brazil international was desperate to part ways to rejoin Barcelona from the French champions last summer but a deal never materialised until the transfer deadline.
Neymar has since made his comeback to the first-team in stunning fashion with four goals from five appearances and that has included a couple of late winning goals against Lyon and Strasbourg. Speaking in a press conference, Tuchel said that Neymar has won over some of the supporters with the recent run of form and it is up to the player to change the perception with his displays.
“About Neymar, yes, it’s getting better, it’s easier. I said it’s up to us, up to him to show again and again, be decisive, suffer, run to get the ball. It’s not necessary to talk. He showed a lot of things and tried a lot of dribbles [against Angers]. He scored once again, he could even have scored more goals, but he’s still capable of incredible things. It’s up to him to show it, really, at the end of the day,” he told.
Paris Saint-Germain have not experienced the best of starts to the league season and they have already succumbed to a couple of defeats to Rennes and Stade Reims. Despite this, they have a two-point lead at the top of the standings and they seem favourites for a third league title on the bounce unless the teams around them can bring up a surprise.
Meanwhile, their Champions League campaign has been relatively smooth with successive wins and that has included a comfortable 3-0 win over Real Madrid. Neymar has missed both of those games through a European suspension from last season but he should be ready to tackle Club Brugge after the international break.