Spanish newspaper quips, says Neymar is ‘best in the world one week a year’ and asks: ‘Is it worth it?’

The newspaper Brand, from Spain, was impressed, pero no mucho, with the performance of Neymar in PSG’s 3-2 win over Bayern this Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

In the view of the Madrid daily, the Brazilian is very irregular, being the “best in the world one week a year”, and he doubts whether it really pays to have him in the squad.

“If real football were like the video game, and we could have all the players in shape and with the ‘arrow up’, who would be the best in the world? With this premise, Neymar is in a position to claim this title” , he pointed out.

“He is an unbalanced and intelligent player like few others, with an exceptional vision of game and a quality that overflows through the pores. He is not yet in physical peak, but in the 1st half, he directed his team’s counterattack balls against Bayern “followed.

“Your problem, however, is that it is just like the Christmas sweets that grandma makes: they are delicious, but she only makes them a week a year …”, she quipped.

With two assists this Wednesday, Neymar now has six goal passes in 21 games for PSG this season.

It was the first time that he gave two assists in a game of Champions since December 2019.

Since 2013/14, when he disputed the Champions for the 1st time, by the way, the Brazilian is the record holder of assists in the tournament, with 26.

With the shirt of Paris Saint-Germain, his club since 2017, Ney has already contributed 11 assists in Champions League games.

In this regard, he is only behind Mbappé, with 16 passes, and Di María, with 12.

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