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WATCH : Neymar produces a slick nutmeg in training

Siddharth Nair

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Brazilian golden boy, Neymar has a huge 2018 in front of him, as he will be the focal point for both his club and country this year, as they will challenge for the biggest prizes in world football this year.

Neymar will be the main man, when his PSG team faces defending champions Real Madrid in a mouth-watering round of 16 clash.

With the first leg taking place next month, Neymar and PSG will be gearing up to face the under performing champions of Europe. Real Madrid have had a poor season so far, but always raise their game on the European stage.

Neymar made his world record move to PSG last summer for a fee of 222 million pounds, as the French club completed one of the most shocking transfers of all time.

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The Brazilian had a wonderful start to life in Paris, as Neymar took the French league by storm. Neymar, Cavani and Mbappe formed a deadly trio, as PSG’s front three ripped apart opposition defenses for fun.

Neymar will also be Brazil’s talisman, when he will head into the World Cup in a few months time. The 2014 World Cup remains a painful memory for Neymar, as Brazil were humiliated in the semi-final against eventual champions Germany.

Neymar himself had to watch the semi-final from the sidelines, as suffered a serious injury in the quarter-final which ruled him out of the rest of the tournament.

Speaking to Gerard Pique recently, Neymar recounted that match, as he admitted it was one of the most painful moments of his life.

“Yeah, it was a very strange thing. I think in 30 games something like this wouldn’t happen. I really don’t know what was going on. I was watching and…What the hell is going on?”

“But I don’t know, it was one of those days that everything went wrong. And at the same time, everything went right for them. But, well, it’s difficult to talk about this from the outside, because I asked everyone who was on the pitch, and they said, “We don’t know what happened. Nothing worked. We couldn’t do anything. Nothing.””

“That World Cup … pffff … One word. Just … screwed … It’s very difficult because there can be hope … there can be growth … there can be faith … I can’t really find more words … But for me, it’s been bad. I would rather lose 7–1 than get injured, you know? But I was out, without wanting to be out.”

Recently in a training session, Neymar took the mickey out of his team mate, as the Brazilian produced an outrageous piece of skill to poke the ball between his unsuspecting team mate’s legs.

The rest of the side applauded the Brazilian, as Neymar skipped away in delight!



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