Marquinhos Reveals The Big Problem Neymar Is Enduring Since PSG Transfer
Goals and assists. Life in Paris is going smoothly for Neymar following his world record transfer from Barcelona. But there is one aspect in France he's struggling with.
The Brazilian completed a whopping £198 million switch in the summer, and the 25-year-old has made an instant impression in the domestic league as well as the Champions League.
Neymar wheels away in celebration after netting his first Champions League goal for PSG. Image: PA
Neymar's been scoring and creating goals, as he forms a formidable attacking trident with Edinson Cavani and fellow new boy Kylian Mbappe.
While football in France is proving not to be difficult, Neymar is struggling with the language barrier as revealed by his teammate and international compatriot, Marquinhos.
"Ney' has had some difficulty (with the language), but he tries to ask me how to say things, like, how to ask for an orange juice in a restaraunt," he told AS.
Marquinhos in action for PSG. Image: PA
Neymar wasn't the only Brazilian who headed to the French capital during the summer window. Former Barcelona teammate Dani Alves also made the move to PSG.
But unlike Neymar, Alves has picked up the language following his previous spells.
Alves is settling in Paris a lot easier than his teammate. Image: PA
"Dani has played with a lot of French players before, and he knows some words and understands it very well," Marquinhos added.
MCN. Image: PA
The 23-year-old defender also spoke about the budding 'MCN' who ran riot against Metz in the league, not to mention all getting on the score sheet against Celtic, midweek.
"It was incredible to see their understanding in their first game they played (1-5 against Metz), however there are still some reactions and movements that they have to understand in each other."
After kicking off their Champions League campaign with an emphatic three points, PSG will seek to maintain their 100% league form as they entertain Lyon on Sunday night.