Neymar Jr., in a party of the PSG


The 'hex' of Neymar and the eighth of Champions

Published:29/01/2022 - 10:15h

Updated:29/01/2022 - 10:24h

Neymar Júnior is one of the stars of world football. The Brazilian has positioned himself in the football elite in the last 10 years. Now, in the middle of 2022, he will try to overcome an obstacle that has affected him for several seasons

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Neymar Jr. It is cataloged like one of the regateadores more impressive that has seen the football since it shined in the Saints of Brazil. His atrevimiento and picardía bought him a passage to Barcelona in 2013, where was surrounded of the best players of the 'golden generation' of the balompié Catalan. In 2017, it changed of course and directed to the Paris Saint-Germain, in what it has been the most important transaction of the history, with a cost of 222 million euros.

However, in his time in France has not been able to surpass a 'curse' that has affected him constantly and that has deprived him of important commitments: the injuries. With 29 years, the Brazilian has happened several damages that have 'atascado' his career by several months. The last of them occurred the past 28 November, when in the crossing in front of the Saint-Éttiene, suffered a sprain with affectation of ligament in his right ankle.

Now, his recovery for the party of eighth of Champions in front of the Real Madrid is in doubt. The '10' has 18 days for sanar, between which will have to surpass the phase of training in solitary and of readaptación, in addition to going back to go in in the dynamics of the group and contest some party. To arrive to time, even would be complicated to see him from the start in front of the group merengue, by what will be a drop importantísima for Mauritius Pochettino.

This would not be the first time that Neymar remains out of some crossing by eighth, since from the season 2017/18 has come ausentándose, always owing to an injury. In this campaign, although it was in the party of gone where fell in front of the Madrid (3-1), could not contest the turn, in where had his first 'goodbye' premature in League of Champions. The second was in front of the Manchester United, by a fracture in the fifth metatarsiano, in where the 'network devils' would give him the turn to the eliminatory with a 'controversial' penal of last minute that converted Marcus Rashford.

Finally, the season happened was not the exception. The history went back to repeat, and lost the crossing in front of the Barça, in where Mbappé gave a chair of football in the Camp Nou, and also the turn in the Park of the Princes. Although it returned in the quarter-finals in front of the Bayern Munich and in the semis in front of the Manchester City, this same year finished losing other nine meetings by problems in the aductor.

Doubts in Paris

The feeling is that yes it will be able to be in front of the ones of Carlo Ancelotti, although it is not clear in which condition. For 'Ney' will be of great importance can see minutes in front of the Rennes the previous weekend to the eighth, and like this can evaluate his performance and physical state. In spite of this, his confidence is in style, since in 2020 suffered this same injury and attained to recover to follow with his career.

The true is that the years happen and every time is more complicated to go out quickly of this type of situations. "Still we do not know it, but we expect that like this it was. It has to follow his evolution, has to follow running next week", has declared Mauritius Pochettino, trainer of the Paris, to the one who asked after him the possibilities that the 'crack' can attend to the 'big appointment' in front of the ones of Florentino Pérez. The time will dictate sentence and, by the moment, is a big drop for the Argentinian trainer.

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