Brazilian star Neymar Jr. suffered a severe injury again, and according to news, the former Barcelona player needed several weeks to go through the recovery period. This situation is not good for the French Ligue giants, Paris Saint-Germain who are facing tough matches. In fact, German legend, Bixente Lizarazu considered Neymar’s injury a disaster for Paris Saint-Germain.
Last summer Neymar was actually rumored to be leaving Paris, with a number of European giants such as Real Madrid and his former club, Barcelona, believed to be the player’s main destination. But in the end, Neymar stayed at Paris Saint-Germain and returned to become the mainstay of new coach Thomas Tuchel. So far, the Brazilian has performed brilliantly by collecting 20 goals from 23 appearances in all competitions.
Unfortunately, at the Coupe de France match against Strasbourg last week, the former Barcelona star suffered a metatarsal injury which left the 26-year-old man pulled over for several weeks. This news was confirmed also by Paris Saint-Germain and certainly not good news for the French Ligue 1 champions. Moreover, they will face Manchester United on 12 February 2019.
According to one of the German legend, Lizarazu, the injury in question was actually a disaster for Paris Saint-Germain.
“There is the potential for Neymar’s absence when clashing with Manchester, this is a kind of disaster, as happened last season. He is an extraordinary player and makes a big difference. So, this could be something worrying for PSG,” said Lizarazu to Telefoot.
Furthermore, Lizarazu suggested that Neymar play simpler, if he wanted to avoid injury, because he thought the Brazilian was so fragile.
“There is nothing excessive about Strasbourg’s commitment. I think they did it [hurt Neymar] because they wanted to survive. It is true that Neymar has been reduced because it is provocative, he is also too comfortable because it often disturbs the defenders. I don’t think so. But it’s up to him, for example, playing is simpler, especially because he’s quite fragile, “he continued.