'Messi Is The Leader At Barca, Neymar Must Do The Same For PSG'
'Lionel Messi Is The Leader At FC Barcelona, Neymar Must Do The Same For Paris Saint-Germain'
Unai Emery has suggested Neymar’s role at Paris Saint-Germain should be bigger than the coach’s role, and made a big comparison that involves Lionel Messi’s influence at FC Barcelona!
The Spaniard will leave PSG at the end of the season after two years in charge at the club, and recently suggested he has never been the main man at the French giants.
Speaking on the impact Neymar can have at the club, Emery feels the Brazilian should model his influence similarly to that of Messi’s at the Catalan giants, which is based on analysis that a former Los Blancos star once gave him.
"Jorge Valdano gave me this analysis one day, that the leader at Barcelona is Lionel Messi, that the leader at Real Madrid is Florentino Perez and that the leader at Atletico Madrid is Diego Simeone," he told The Tactical Room.
"That's a player, a president and a coach, each one with a different way of leading. I realise when I am the main person in a group and I realise when I'm not.
"It's a process that every coach has to go through. In each club you have to know the role you play and the role you give to the rest of the group.
"My opinion is that the leader at PSG is called Neymar, or, to be more exact, the leader will be called Neymar, because he is currently becoming this figure.
"Neymar arrived at PSG to be the leader and to experience the necessary process to become the best player in the world.
"It's a process that still needs a little time to finish. At Manchester City the boss is Pep Guardiola and at PSG the leader has to be Neymar."
The Brazilian is unlikely to play for PSG again this season due to injury, but his impressive numbers in his debut campaign are more than enough to excite fans for next season.
Neymar played 30 games across all competitions this season, scoring 28 goals and assisting a further 19 strikes.
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