The natural successor: Has Neymar blown it?

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His sisterwife is gonna be maaaaaaaad.
 

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Either way it's not a great look for him. He's either guilty, or he's not the name he once was and commercially it's not working out for Nike. I kind of doubt the latter as he would have to be a massive flop for them to feel the need to terminate early.

Puma will be worried too i bet.
Tifo Football has a video on Nike cutting costs and contracts, could be an easy out for them.

 

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Right now he is second best player in the world. By far.
I agree. When he is not injured he is just a cut above anyone not Messi or Ronaldo

But his career is at the level where one silly incident next game he will be compared to St Maxim. Many fans just have that irrational dislike for him
 

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Only 7 goals away from the all time record of Pele. What a masterful performance by him again against a tough opponent !
 

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Only 7 goals away from the all time record of Pele. What a masterful performance by him again against a tough opponent !
People will be waiting for a bad game to start their agenda.
 

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Only 7 goals away from the all time record of Pele. What a masterful performance by him again against a tough opponent !
The most elegant player to watch during present times, thanks for the clip. Reminded me of the time I played as him in "Become a legend" mode in PES19, was such a pleasure.
 

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Only 7 goals away from the all time record of Pele. What a masterful performance by him again against a tough opponent !
A great player.
 

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I actually did watch the game live yesterday and he was immense. Played very, very well.
 

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special player. that ball to icardi and the assist to Di Maria

they don't make ballers like this anymore
 

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special player. that ball to icardi and the assist to Di Maria

they don't make ballers like this anymore
He’s an exceptional player. Anyone who has any other opinion just doesn’t watch him play that much. It’s literally that simple.
 

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He has everything in his locker to become the undisputed stand out player in this generation but sadly it may never materialize because he doesn’t WANT it in the sense that he is not willing to push himself to that level. Injuries also have not helped but they are usually a fallout of the players lifestyle. He scores and playmakes at a very high level and ability wise, apart from Messi and CR7 he is number one.

Did he miss a mentor in his career journey? I think so. I don’t think CR7 would be who he is today without the influence of SAF likewise Messi, I doubt he’d have had the career he’s had without a Guardiola in his path.
 
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If he had better finishing, there wouldn't be any question about him being the best player in the world right now.
 

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Is he finding form again?

He was brutal earlier in the season.
Had a few dodgy games for PSG but they are not playing that well as a team at the moment. Had a fantastic performance for Brazil against Uruguay recently. He’s an awesome player.
 

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He has everything in his locker to become the undisputed stand out player in this generation but sadly it may never materialize because he doesn’t WANT it in the sense that he is not willing to push himself to that level. Injuries also have not helped but they are usually a fallout of the players lifestyle. He scores and playmakes at a very high level and ability wise, apart from Messi and CR7 he is number one.

Did he miss a mentor in his career journey? I think so. I don’t think CR7 would be who he is today without the influence of SAF likewise Messi, I doubt he’d have had the career he’s had without a Guardiola in his path.
Agree with this but I'm also one hundred percent sure that if I had his talent I would do exactly the same thing. If you can do the whole party thing while still broadly justifying your insane wages, why wouldn't you, I guess? Not directed at you, but I think that people often forget quite what it's like to be 18-30 years old and expect players to live like monks. If I was given the money that Tom Davies has had from a young age, forget Neymar, I can't imagine I'd still be playing prem football at 28.
 

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Agree with this but I'm also one hundred percent sure that if I had his talent I would do exactly the same thing. If you can do the whole party thing while still broadly justifying your insane wages, why wouldn't you, I guess? Not directed at you, but I think that people often forget quite what it's like to be 18-30 years old and expect players to live like monks. If I was given the money that Tom Davies has had from a young age, forget Neymar, I can't imagine I'd still be playing prem football at 28.
Lets face it, most of us would do the same. It's frustrating as a fan because you know that Neymar has the potential to rule the world if he decided to be 100% invested but that's not the life he chose, he doesn't seem to be driven by the mark he'll leave in the history of football and that can be understandable when you know the sacrifices necessary to do so. That being said, he gets paid like a top player, he should act like it.
 

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Very happy for Neymar tonight. He lost a good friend last night, Marrilia Mendonça (a huge music star in brazil), who died in a plane crash, and was obviously affected looking at his social media posts and the tshirt he wore. He's been the best i've seen him with PSG since the games against Bayern last season. He seemed... light, which wasn't the case for months (and seeing a genius like Neymar look heavy is very frustrating). He even managed to score 2 nice goals and had a great display overall.

 

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Rubbish tonight. Arguably even worse than Messi which says a lot considering Messi walked the entire game.
 

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He should come to the Prem while he's got some prime years left, get some belated recognition like Zlatan Cavani and Silva have
 

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He should come to the Prem while he's got some prime years left, get some belated recognition like Zlatan Cavani and Silva have
I don't think he needs validation like others given he proved himself unlike the other three in La Liga. As much as EPL fans cum over EPL, during Neymar's heydays La Liga was the top league, and he actually had won the UCL scoring in the final and top scoring in the whole tournament.
 

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Looks awful anytime I see him, which is the big games. Maybe he should retire and focus on his true love…

His sister…
 

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I don't think he needs validation like others given he proved himself unlike the other three in La Liga. As much as EPL fans cum over EPL, during Neymar's heydays La Liga was the top league, and he actually had won the UCL scoring in the final and top scoring in the whole tournament.
His career's going to peter out at CL level when he should probably be the best player in the world
 

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He is the most hardworking forward of the trio. If anything, he is getting unfairly canned.

He is getting dragged back a lot, due to incompetence of Messi/Mbappe defensively.