Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier hailed Neymar’s mssive impact in attack after the 6-2 victory over Bordeaux at Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Neymar began the rout and added a first-half penalty, while Edinson Cavani also scored before Meunier himself got a goal, followed by Julian Draxler and Kylian Mbappe.
Meunier felt that the result was on point but not quite perfect yet still praised Neymar’s influence.
“Obviously we still have exceptional players when we rotate,” the 26-year-old 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.
“We are not unplayable, we saw that in Montpellier — they stood up to us well. There will be teams who block us. If we can steer clear of injuries and the team continues to rotate well like this, things look promising in the Champions League and Ligue 1.”
Draxler felt that it was his best showing of the season so far after a wonderful first-half volley.
“It was my best match of the season so far, that is for sure,” Draxler told Canal+. “True, it has been difficult since the start of the season because I have not played well nor often. However, I have made progress and I am glad about this game.
“It is a pleasure to play with this team. This position suits me well — I feel good on the pitch. I scored a beautiful goal with my left foot, which is not usual for me.
“It is always hard being a substitute. I want to play in every match, like all the other players. I am happy in Paris. I like to play regularly and when it is like it was in this game, it was very good.”
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