In-form PSG and Brazil star not ‘a new Neymar’ but feels a more complete player


Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is dreaming of a Champions League and World Cup double after making a flying start to the season.

Neymar declared “I don’t think there is a new Neymar” but the in-form Paris Saint-Germain forward feels like he is “a more complete player”.

The Brazilian international made a great start to the season, scoring 11 goals in 13 matches for PSG.

Neymar also provided nine assists for the Ligue 1 champions, who are reaping the benefits of the former Barcelona man being fully fit after spending a long spell on the sidelines through injury last season.

The 30-year-old’s impressive performances bode well for Brazil ahead of the World Cup in Qatar and he believes his all-round game is better than it has ever been.

He told PSG TV: “I don’t think there is a new Neymar. I think things have fallen into place. I am having a very good start to the season, like when I came here and in my first two or three years.

“Now I feel like a more complete player because I can defend, attack or score goals, assist, whatever you want. I think I’m more complete now than before.

“I think everybody helps. Of course I know I’m not a great defender, but at least I try to help my teammates as much as I can.”

Neymar dreams of a World Cup and Champions League double.

He said: “I’m very happy to have started my season well, whether it was with Paris Saint-Germain or the Brazilian national team.

“The goal this year is to win with both teams, to win everything with Paris and Brazil. The World Cup is coming up and we know how tough the competition is.”

“But I have a dream to win it, just like the Champions League will be in Paris soon, I’m sure.

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