Neymar is ‘quieter’ after the red card in the Bordeaux confrontation, says Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel
Neymar is ‘calmer’ after a red card in Bordeaux clash, insists that Thomas Tuchel looks at his star to fire PSG in ‘decisive phase’ of the season despite a new flash of indiscipline
- Neymar was sent for PSG last week in the club’s 4-3 win over Bordeaux
- PSG boss Thomas Tuchel insists that the Brazilian winger is a calm player
- The French champions play against Lyon in the French Cup on Wednesday evening
- PSG will also play against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League next week last week
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is adamant that sterman Neymar has a calm character despite his latest disciplinary measures.
The Brazilian received a red card last week in the final phase of the French champion’s 4-3 victory for two yellow card offenses.
The red card from Neymar occurred at a crucial period for PSG, with a French Cup semi-final draw against Lyon on Wednesday and a Champions League final-16 clash against Borussia Dortmund next week.
Neymar was sent for Paris Saint-Germain in the club’s 4-3 win over Bordeaux in Ligue 1
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel insists that the Brazilian still has a calm temperament
“He’s calmer now,” Tuchel told reporters on Tuesday prior to the collision in Lyon, for which Neymar is still eligible. “He had a good match in Bordeaux, unfortunately with a red card. It wasn’t good, but it was.
“I feel he’s calmer. He is going to play [in the Lyon game], it is necessary.
“The most important thing is that he plays, that he is with us in this decisive phase. I am happy to play with him in Lyon.
“I feel that he is really ready, that he is calmer, more confident, and that he has found his rhythm.”
Neymar, shocked here because he was sent away, remains the star of the French champion
The PSG season is determined by how well they compete in the Champions League, but will have to eliminate a 2-1 deficit at home next week to advance to the quarterfinals.
While Neymar grabbed a crucial goal at Signal Iduna Park last month to significantly increase their chances of qualifying, Tuchel revealed that he didn’t feel Neymar was physically ready for the Dortmund challenge.
Neymar scored in the Champions League last-16 first leg in Dortmund, in which PSG lost 2-1
NEYMAR STATS 2019/20
Yellow cards: 3
Red cards: 1
‘We have made twice as many competitions as Dortmund in recent weeks. We have had injuries with important players, they miss the rhythm, the toughness of the competition, as we saw at Neymar ‘.
“Ney lacked rhythm, competition. Our possession of the ball was not stable enough to not be a physical match. There was this physical side to this competition, and we made too many mistakes in unnecessary positions.
“We lacked timing. We lost a little faith and form. I thought it would be a more open game. “