Nene believes Neymar can still achieve his ambitions with Paris Saint-Germain
Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Nene believes Neymar can still achieve his ambitions with Les Parisiens despite the concerns surrounding his fitness. The Brazil international suffered his second metatarsal injury in as many seasons earlier last month and this has raised concerns whether he can become the world’s best player while remaining with the Capital club.
However, speaking to Omnisport, Nene feels his compatriot has room for improvement with the French champions and he can eventually achieve the aim of securing Ballon d’Or, he said: "It would have been beautiful to play with [Neymar] because he's a very smart player, and technically he's above everybody.
"I think he's living an important moment, every year he's showing his quality, his strength. He can be stronger every year. I don't think that he's bigger than Paris, because Paris today are massive as well. They're the same level as Barcelona and Real Madrid. He doesn't need to look for another team [due to being] bigger than the club. Paris are one of the most important clubs in the world. He has everything, the team, the structure. He has everything he needs to play his A-game."
“Neymar has been sidelined until early April with the latest foot problem and this should hamper Paris Saint-Germain’s prospect of making progress in Europe“. The Ligue 1 holders have been pitted against Manchester United for the round of 16 stage “of the Champions League“ but their chances of qualifying have somewhat slimmed with Edinson Cavani also deemed doubtful for the first leg with a hip problem.
Nonetheless, Thomas Tuchel should set his team up in a positive manner and it will be interesting to see whether they can get the better of a United team, which have simply excelled under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Mancunian giants are currently unbeaten for 11 straight matches across all competitions and this has included 10 victories where they have beaten the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.