What should Neymar do to regain PSG’s confidence?
The last few months have been quite a rollercoaster for Neymar. The Brazilian superstar has been in the centre of multiple controversies, both on and off the pitch and at the end of the season, everything seemed to be going against the former Barcelona player. If he could turn back time, he would probably prefer to play a football slot machine in which he is part of the game and scores one goal after another. Especially in Norway, where Neymar is considered a superstar, there are numerous slot machines dedicated to football and with a few free spins here and there, he would probably also make a profit instead of getting involved in so many problems. Playing in a casino might be a risky move, but given the difficulties Neymar got by just following his usual routines, some free spins would not have hurt him for sure
Injuries in critical stages of the season, followed by an unexpected upset in the Champions League, led to a dramatic summer for Neymar in the French capital. As if that alone wasn’t enough, Neymar also assaulted a fan in the stands in the French cup final and shortly after that, he got accused of sexual abuse by a Brazilian model who travelled to Paris to meet him.
For Neymar, last season could be summed up with Murphy’s Law rationale, where everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. There are no doubts that this was a troubled year for the Brazilian ace, one that he certainly wants to put behind his back as soon as possible and return to the newspapers headlines for better reasons.
The entire summer was also full of rumors related to Neymar’s departure of PSG. Everything seemed to pointing in the direction of Neymar returning to Spain, to either Barcelona or even Real Madrid. However and despite all the problems we already mentioned here, PSG’s owner was determined in not selling his main asset, or at least not to do it for a price that both BarĂ§a and Real Madrid could be willing to pay. He was looking for a great deal, similar to one of those you could get from the best online headshop in the market. Let’s not forget that the Brazilian was signed by PSG in 2017 for a world record fee of 222 million euros.
With the new season in Europe kicking off in August and the confirmation that Neymar was going to stay in PSG despite the pressure for a transfer to Spain to eventually happen, many people still question whether or not Neymar will become the player PSG need in order to succeed in the Champions League. Of course there’s a lot of talent in PSG’s ranks with the likes of Draxler, Di Maria, Cavani, MbappĂ© and even Icardi bringing goals in every possible way, but if Neymar is on form, then he’s definitely the biggest threat to any opponent who crosses their path.
In order to regain the confidence from everyone in PSG, including fans and board members, Neymar needs to get back on the pitch and start delivering the type of performances he has used over the years. He’s now returning from injury and already had 1 appearance in the Ligue 1 where he made the difference by scoring the winning goal. That’s what everyone expects from him in the coming months, especially next year, when the decisive stages of the Champions League arrive. If Neymar manages to stay healthy by then and leads PSG to glory in the UEFA Champions League, everyone in Paris will certainly idolize him again…
Sources: si.com / theguardian.com