Thomas Meunier, the Paris Saint-Germain right back, has praised Neymar for his role in the team’s 6-2 win over Bordeaux over the weekend.
Neymar opened the scoring and added a first-half penalty and there were also goals from Edinson Cavani, Meunier, Julian Draxler and Kylian Mbappe.
After the match Meunier felt that it was a good but not perfect result and was full of praise for his teammate.
“Obviously we still have exceptional players when we rotate,” he said. “Things are taking shape, I think. Up against a previously undefeated team, you cannot ask for more than scoring six goals. When Neymar gets the ball, we are confident in attack but we can still raise the bar. At 2-0, there was a little drop and if we had been a bit more disciplined, we could have been able to finish the match off sooner than we did and in a more beautiful fashion.”
He went on to say that while he doesn’t believe the team to be untouchable, if they continue to play well and avoid injuries he thinks that they have a promising season ahead of them.
Draxler was also pleased with the way the game went and said that it was his “best match of the season so far.” He said that he thinks he has made progress since the start of the season and that he was happy with his performance on Saturday.
Emery was clearly pleased that his team went three points clear at the top of the table and are the only undefeated team in the league, however, he was disappointed that they allowed Bordeaux to score twice.
“It is difficult to be absolutely perfect,” he told Canal+. “Bordeaux are a team with a good attack but they tried to control the match with a low defensive line.”