Video: Gian Piero Gasperini on Defending Neymar

Atalanta BC manager Gian Piero Gasperini spoke with the media where Canal Supporters relayed his comments, and one of the questions asked to him was on defending Neymar Jr. 

It’s no secret with Ángel Di María and Marco Verratti. Along with Kylian Mbappé only available for limited action, Neymar will have Paris Saint-Germain on his shoulders. As a result, Gasperini knows that for Atalanta to win, they’ll have to keep the 28-year-old quiet.

However, the 62-year-old understands that it will need to be down as a team rather than an individual. 

“Neymar? It is one of the best in the world,” Gasperini said. “I think the best way to defend yourself is to play well. And forcing him to defend too. With attention and concentration, we can try to reduce its effectiveness.”

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