Paris Saint-German boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has said Neymar likes to fight to win, but his emotions overpowered him, after he was sent off during their 1-0 defeat to Lille last weekend.
Speaking ahead of today’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich, Pochettino said the Brazilian was caught up in the moment in his first Ligue 1 start in over two months.
“He was very excited to start a match. He’s an emotional player.
“He likes to play, he likes to fight, he’s a competitor. He didn’t deserve that red,”
That loss saw PSG drop to the second position in Ligue 1 behind Lille. But Pochettino expects Neymar to be focused for Wednesday’s match against Bayern.
“He knows he has to channel himself. I hope that tomorrow everything will be fine,”
Pochettino also insisted PSG will not have revenge on their minds against Bayern, after losing to the Bundesliga champions in last season’s final.
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