Neymar confirms that Messi is under no obligation to prove anything to his critics

BERLIN: The star Brazilian Neymar said the star Argentine Lionel Messi, his colleague on the French football team Paris Saint-Germain, is not required to prove anything to his critics during Messi’s second season with Saint-Germain. Messi missed his usual level during his first season with Paris Saint-Germain, where he scored 11 goals in 34 games, knowing he had scored 38 goals for Barcelona in the previous season. But Messi scored 14 goals, of which ten, in 2022, and only Osman Dembele, who scored 11 goals for Barcelona in 2022, was surpassed. in the one in the five major competitions league. Messi made a good performance in Saint-Germain’s first game in the 2022/2023 season on Sunday night and opened the scoring for the team in the match that ended with a 4-0 win over Nantes in the French Super Cup. Asked if Messi’s performance was an indication of a new Messi with Saint-Germain, Neymar defended his colleague. “I don’t think that’s the case,” Neymar told Amazon Prime. I see people talk too much. They don’t know what’s happening every day, what’s happening inside ”. He added: “Lionel is Lionel. Lionel Messi again, this does not change. He continues to make a difference. and he adapts ”. “Of course we hope it goes well for the three of us, me, Lionel and Kylian (Mbappe). If we are fine, I’m sure it will be good for the team.” Neymar scored two goals in yesterday’s game in Tel Aviv and Sergio Ramos has scored the team’s other goal, deservedly crowning Saint-Germain with their first title under the guidance of their new coach, Christoph Galtier. Saint-Germain won the French Super Cup for the eleventh time in its history, of which nine in the last ten editions. (Exhibition DBA / Statistics)