Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) manager Christophe Galtier has credited Brazilian forward Neymar Jr‘s work ethic for his amazing form during the start of the 2022-23 season.
Galtier doesn’t believe his arrival is the only reason why the former Barcelona forward has been performing at the highest level. The French tactician stated that Neymar has changed his approach this season, which is visible in the way he trains and looks after his body. His form has helped the Parisian giants play better overall.
Speaking to the press ahead of PSG’s Champions League game against Maccabi Haifa, Galtier said the following (via RMC Sport):
Galtier also praised Neymar’s teamwork and his desire to track back and not just contribute in attack. On this, he said:
PSG will be looking to build on their winning start to the UEFA Champions League campaign when they travel to Israel to face Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday (September 14). The club recorded a 2-1 win over Juventus in their opening group stage match with Kylian Mbappe netting a brace.
Neymar’s form this season compared to last has been drastically better. The Brazilian international had an injury-hit campaign last time around. But even when he was fit, he had a few off games. He scored just 13 goals and provided eight assists from 28 games across all competitions for PSG last season.
Neymar is already close to matching his tally from last season after a mere nine games into the 2022-23 campaign. The Brazilian superstar has already scored 10 goals and provided seven assists across all competitions this time around. He is currently in a better run of form compared to both Mbappe and Lionel Messi.
The forward seems to be a lot fitter this time around. His good form is a massive positive for Brazil as they gear up for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.
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