It’s fairly obvious that Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar is an acquired taste. You either love or hate him for his showboating antics.
What’s not in doubt, however, is his talent and his ability to affect games in a positive manner.
Ever since he began his career at Santos, through his time at Barcelona and now at PSG, the Brazilian has been a match-winner and a difference maker.
He showed that once again with a record-equalling 16 completed dribbles for the French side against Atalanta on Wednesday night, in a performance which included an assist and a hand in the late winner.
16 – Neymar completed 16 dribbles against Atalanta tonight, the most by a player in a single Champions League match since Lionel Messi v Manchester United in April 2008. Twist. #ATAPSG pic.twitter.com/WpT1ONRZVV
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 12, 2020
It was an all-action display, but that hasn’t stopped talkSPORT’s Jason Cundy from suggesting that Neymar is ‘overrated’ and ‘isn’t the best player at PSG.’
? “Is he a wonderful football? Yes. Is he overrated? Without question.”
? “He isn’t the best player at PSG!”
???? “Neymar is not better than Hazard at his very best!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 13, 2020