Neymar’s performance last week for Paris Saint-Germain caught the attention of the footballing world.
Thomas Tuchel used the Brazilian in a slightly deeper role in their match against Reims and Neymar entertained from start to finish.
He may not have got himself on the scoresheet but Tuchel was pleased with his contribution and suggested he can do it all.
"He did too much defensively, especially in the first half," Tuchel said after the game. "I want him to play like a No.10 but he played like an 8, 6 and 10."
On Friday, he was at it again during PSG’s 6-1 victory over Angers.
Playing behind Mauro Icari with Kylian Mbappe and Julian Draxler on the wings, Neymar was given something of a free role at the Parc des Princes.
And he made the most of it.
Neymar was at his very best as he scored twice and produced another assist.
But there was one moment that deserves attention.
In the 73rd-minute, Jimmy Cabot was booked for a robust tackle on Neymar.
After staying on the ground for a short while, the 28-year-old decided to get his revenge.
And there’s only way Neymar knows how to do that - with ridiculous skill.
After going in strong on Cabot, Neymar decided to turn on the magic by producing an outrageous sombrero as he flicked the ball over Cabot’s head before running around his opponent to collect possession again.
Sensational. Even more sensational when you consider it was done purely out of revenge.
You could say Neymar got Angery (they were playing Angers…).
Earlier in the game, Neymar attempted to nutmeg two opponents in a row and so almost pulled it off.
He’s having a lot of fun right now, isn’t he?
Oh yeah, and what about his two goals?
His first came from a brilliant assist from Mbappe, while his second was a poacher’s finish from a loose ball in the penalty area.
We’re very much enjoying this version of Neymar.
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