Following Neymar’s impressive start to the season, Paris St. Germain coach Christophe Galtier complimented the Brazilian’s work ethic on Tuesday.
For their second Champions League game in Group H against Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday, PSG will be able to rely on what seems to be Neymar’s greatest iteration.
The 30-year-old attacker, who has previously struggled to live up to his promise, has eight goals and six assists through seven Ligue 1 games.
In PSG’s 2-1 victory over Juventus in their Champions League opening on Tuesday, he also contributed a goal and an assist.
Among the formidable trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, the Brazilian has been the player who has taken the biggest share of the defensive work, proving to be an essential piece of Galtier’s high-press system.
His efforts will be more than welcomed on Wednesday as the Ligue 1 champions have been weakened in defence with Presnel Kimpembe’s muscle injury, which will keep the France international out for up to six weeks, the club said.
PSG are second in Group H, behind Benfica, who travel to Juventus, on goal difference.