the absence of Neymar, good news for Galtier? This journalist thinks so


Daniel Riolo put a layer on Neymar. In a way, the journalist thinks that the Brazilian’s absence is good news for PSG (wishing the player to be healthy).

Daniel Riolo

Neymar has been the target of much criticism in recent weeks. His detractors first criticized him for the level of his performances, very far from that which he displayed during the first part of the season. Some, including Daniel Riolo, do not let go of his lifestyle either, deemed to be of poor quality and not compatible with the life of a professional player. The Brazilian would chain the parties and was seen in a fast food restaurant, on the sidelines of his participation in a poker tournament. The player was also injured again, during the match against Lille (4-3), last Sunday: he should be absent for several months.

“It is tactically better that Neymar is not there”

On the waves of RMC Sports, Daniel Riolo commented on the package of the former Barcelona. Without wishing the player any harm, the journalist thinks this is a chance for Christophe Galtier: “I repeat, for his health, I wish him well, whatever I think of him, health is health. But for the PSG game, it’s good news. It is better to have another player and that you have more of a team block to consider the match in Marseille as well as in Munich. It is better that you have Messi to launch Mbappé and that you have an additional midfielder to densify this area and free Verratti”, did he declare. The polemicist believes that the technician will be able to set up a system more suited to the presence of the two finalists of the World Cup: “It is tactically better that Neymar is not there. It’s good news. It’s a Champions League game and there’s a running problem at PSG, and as Neymar pretends to run…”

The 31-year-old Neymar has still scored 18 goals and provided 17 assists in 29 games in all competitions this season. The player has a contract with PSG which runs until June 2027 and should therefore still have the opportunity to defend the Parisian colors.