World’s most expensive player Neymar Jr posted a less than impressive showing against Real Madrid last Wednesday but his Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery is backing the Brazilian to help the French giants recover from their 3-1 deficit in the Champions League round of 16 second leg at the Parc des Princes.
Neymar was widely criticized following his display at the Santiago Bernabeu, where PSG squandered a lead and conceded two late goals to give Madrid the ascendency in the knockout tie.
However, Emery insists Neymar will step up to the plate in the second leg at home next month, defending the Brazil star’s performance against the European champions.
“He played a great game in my opinion,” Emery said ahead of PSG’s clash against Strasbourg on Saturday.
“He did a lot of great things in order to change the dynamic of the game.
“If he can improve ahead of this great game [in the second leg], the small details that I’m sure he can improve on here at home, he’ll show everyone how good he is.”