PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain proper again Thomas Meunier hailed teammate Neymar and declared him “well worth the cash spent on him” after he impressed the lacklustre Ligue 1 leaders to a 2-Zero house win over Troyes on Wednesday.
The Brazil worldwide scored the opener and assisted Edinson Cavani for the second at Parc des Princes as Unai Emery’s males moved 10 factors clear on the summit of Le Championnat.
Talking after the ultimate whistle within the combined zone, Meunier praised Neymar and recognised his key function within the hard-fought victory and within the staff since his world-record €222 million transfer from Barcelona this summer time.
“I believe that we must thank him after this,” the Belgium worldwide instructed journalists. “Some will say that it was not the perfect efficiency of his profession however he’s all the time decisive.
“He causes a substantial amount of panic [for opponents]. Yeah, he’s nicely well worth the cash spent on him.”
Thiago Silva captained PSG for the 200th time towards Troyes and the Brazil worldwide was impressed by Neymar leaving the ball for Edinson Cavani to take a first-half penalty after every thing that has been mentioned not too long ago in regards to the pair’s relationship.
“I’ve not spoken about this with him,” mentioned Silva. “I do know my little brother — he has gone by numerous tough moments in his profession.
“There was numerous confusion and there was quite a bit mentioned about these penalties. Neymar confirmed excellent perspective right here.
“He gave Edinson the ball — sadly, Edinson didn’t rating.”
Silva, who’s 33 and has a contract till 2020 after extending it virtually 12 months in the past is eager to play previous that date after sporting the armband for the 200th time.
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The previous AC Milan desires to remain on at Parc des Princes, particularly if the present squad stays comparatively intact, and he reserved particular reward for PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi and former coach Carlo Ancelotti.
“I’m very glad,” Silva mentioned. “I hope that I can keep right here for for much longer. Particularly with this present group — it’s particular.
“It’s fantastic to put on this shirt. I want to thank my president and particularly Carlo [Ancelotti], who gave me the chance to put on the armband.”
As Marquinhos was rested for the Troyes success, Silva might nicely discover himself handed a breather when PSG tackle Strasbourg at Stade de la Meinau on Saturday forward of subsequent week’s Champions League conflict with Bayern Munich in Germany.
Jonathan Johnson covers PSG and the French nationwide staff for ESPN FC. Twitter: @Jon_LeGossip.