Since returning from injury Neymar Jr. has hit a good run in form as the 30-year-old looks to end the 2021-22 season on a positive note. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has also been part of some criticism, calling for the capital club to sell him this summer.
Despite the criticism, the Argentine boss stated that Neymar reflected what the squad went through this season as they all had their ups and downs, resulting in a disappointing campaign.
“Neymar ‘s talent is indisputable . He is a player who signed for several years, and he is one of the best in the world. It is true that he has had ups and downs this season, just like the team. He had circumstances, arriving after the Copa America. He could not have continuity,” Pochettino said at his news conference.
“Players of his caliber need to play to be at their best. Often the margin between success and failure is narrow. I was talking this morning with Messi, and we were discussing the season. We did not only succeed against Real Madrid when we were starting to have benchmarks and strength. It could have been different.”