PSG Small Talk Podcast: Neymar’s Memorable Home Debut and Matuidi’s Farewell

Last Sunday, Neymar Jr. made his home debut against Toulouse FC and he didn’t disappoint in the 6-2 win. The Brazilian was instrumental in five of Paris Saint-Germain’s goals, including scoring two himself, and he now averages a goal or an assist every 30 minutes of league action this season.

Marc Damon (@MarcDamon1) was in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday for WWE SummerSlam but caught a replay of the match and is ready to break down all the action. On the latest episode of PSG Small Talk, Marc discusses PSG’s spectacular goals from the weekend and why it’s time for Marco Verratti to grow up. He also talks at length about Unai Emery’s defense, which allowed Toulouse to stay in the match for far too long. Should Presnel Kimpembe receive more playing time and despite his goal, is Layvin Kurzawa really the best option at left-back?

Finally, we bid adieu to Blaise Matuidi who recently left the club for Juventus FC. The Frenchman will always be a legend at the club and should be remembered for all his contributions over the years.

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Tags Adrien Rabiot Blaise Matuidi Javier Pastore Layvin Kurzawa Ligue 1 Marco Verratti Neymar podcast Presnel Kimpembe PSG Small Talk Thiago Motta Thiago Silva Toulouse Yuri Berchiche

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  1. I agree with Marc on the need for Verratti to grow up! I thought that he corrected his behaviour last season (in which he had fewer yellows than the previous ones) unfortunately he hasn’t. IMO he also needs to step up as real technical leader, because honestly i don’t see the improvement between 2013’s Verratti and 2017’s Verratti. I also agree on the need for Kimpembe (aka King pembe) to have more playing time, but Emery said that he will do more rotation in the squad especially to give him more playing time (like he did against Toulouse – pronounced “TooLooZ” Marc 😉 – seating Marqui on the bench).
    I only desagree on Motta’s game analysis. Ok he doesn’t run much, but he did breaking the lines passes and that is why he is still important in the overall PSG organization, until we get someone to replace him (Fabinho?).
    Keep up the good work guys !

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