Paris Saint Germain Boss Unai Emery has defended his star forward Neymar over lifestyle criticism, after he was spotted partying in London.
Neymar was part of the Brazilian squad which drew 0-0 against England at Wembley, after which he was photographed enjoying the city’s lifestyle along with actress Demi Lovato.
He even received a lot of criticism when it was reported that Neymar was out until 6am that day, but that doesn’t make PSG boss worried, he was adamant that the 25 year old player is doing nothing wrong.
Emery while speaking to press on Tuesday before their clash against Celtic at Parc des Princes said :
“Outside of his [Neymar] work, his football, he can enjoy himself with his friends.”
“In training he is great. He is young, and he also needs to go out, but he is still responsible.”
Player recently suffered a dip in his form, and there have been reports that his love for parties is affecting his game. When asked about it, Emery said:
“It is important to maintain a high level, but the younger players also need to spend time with their friends.”
“He has the responsibility to rest up on Sunday. He was back with us yesterday and for tomorrow he will be fine.”
PSG have already booked their spot in the knockout stages of Champions League, but they still need to clinch the team and if that’s only possible if PSG beats Celtic on Thursday along with Bayern Munich failing to win against Anderlecht.