Paris Saint Germain boss Thomas Tuchel insists that Neymar is a player he can depend on.
Brazilian superstar Neymar has had a turbulent relationship with his club Paris Saint-Germain over the past 12 months.
From transfer requests, going AWOL in between games and injuries sustained at birthday parties things have been tense between the player and the club.
However, despite all these distractions, his manager Thomas Tuchel has remained faithful to the player. Even with an abundance of other talents at his disposal, PSG boss Tuchel understands the importance of keeping a player like Neymar in the mix.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Tuchel insists that the former Barcelona is not only essential but also dependable.
“Ney is always the key, in attack and in defense. I must really say that he is always reliable when the big matches come around.”
“He works hard, he’s always there, he’s very intelligent, he controls the passes.”
Tuchel hints that if Neymar can stay injury free he will only improve.
“We saw that his capacities increased after the first match against Dortmund.”
“Sadly, he was injured before that and hadn’t played before the first leg.”
“But between the two legs, he improved physically and his capacities were enhanced.”
“He gave everybody the impression that he was there, that he was taking on his responsibilities. That gave everybody the right impression: to me, to the team on the pitch, and it’s great.”
Perhaps Tuchel is hoping Neymar can rediscover his form of 2017 or even better.