Neymar is One of the Hardest Players to Defend Against According to Teammate

Paris Saint-Germain recently won its ninth Ligue 1 championship after the French Football Federation decided to cancel the rest of the season and award the crown to Les Parisiens.

Thiago Silva called it “the strangest championship” he had ever won when he spoke with PSG TV for their All At Home series with Laure Boulleau and a guest.

In the interview, the capital club captain began talking about the squad mentality, which helped them overcome a 2-1 first-leg deficit against Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

“Today, the most important thing is that we are more united. This year, we found this positive atmosphere to work for each other,” Silva said. “In previous years, I find that it was missing a little. This year we are very good, technically, physically, and mentally.”

Playing as a central defender for PSG, the 35-year-old is tasked with having to silence some of the better offensive players in football. As a result, he was asked a question about defending the best players, which includes his current Neymar Jr.

“It’s Messi. Next, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. They are very difficult players to arrest. If you don’t have the gun in your pocket, you can’t stop them,” Silva said. “You have to be careful at all times during the match to try to make as few mistakes as possible because every moment can change the match.”

Finally, the interview ended with The Brazil international giving his thoughts the capital club defense so far this season.

“We have players of very very high level and very intelligent. In the same match, we can change to three behind with Marquinhos, Kimpembe, me, Kehrer, or Diallo,” Silva said. “The positive point is Marquinhos, who plays in front and in the same meeting we can change the system. Marquinhos goes down behind, and we play three. We will adapt to how the opponent plays against us.”

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