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Neymar could be the best player in the world right now, his highlights vs Lille are outright insane

Daniel Marland

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Neymar could be the best player in the world right now, his highlights vs Lille are outright insane

Many believe Neymar is currently the best player in world football after yet another stunning performance for Paris Saint-Germain.


The 30-year-old has started this campaign with a point to prove and continued his hot streak in Sunday's 7-1 demolition of Lille.

Neymar scored a brace and registered a whopping three assists, setting up Achraf Hakimi in the first half and Kylian Mbappe twice in the second.

It takes his stats for the 22/23 campaign to seven goals and six assists in four games. Wow.

Last season was a disappointing one for the Brazil international and he was limited to 22 league starts due to injury.

PSG's elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid saw a number of star players booed, including Neymar.

He was even linked with a move to the Premier League earlier this summer, although no concrete bid ever arrived.

Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by PSG last month and replaced by Christophe Galtier, who tweaked the Parisian's formation to three at the back.

It's helped Neymar thrive further forward and he scored twice against Nantes in the Trophee des Champions on July 31. A sign of things to come.

Opening weekend victory over Clermont Foot was capped off by a Lionel Messi bicycle kick, but Neymar was the real star of the show. The former Barcelona man scored and notched a hat-trick of assists in a 5-0 thrashing.

PSG then defeated Montpellier 5-2 the following week and Neymar grabbed another two goals.

Neymar celebrates vs Lille. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Neymar celebrates vs Lille. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Not bad to produce all that while supposedly being at war with Mbappe over penalty duties.

Fans have reacted to Neymar's monstrous opening four games and they think, on form, nobody compares right now.

Someone said: "This can't be normal man."

Another added: "I beg this guy can go a year injury free."

A third put: "Poetry in motion. Ballers never die."

While someone tweeted: "The most disrespected player of our generation."

Galtier made a slight tweak to his formation at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, in an attempt to get the most out of his front three.

Mbappe, Neymar and Messi celebrate with Hakimi. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Mbappe, Neymar and Messi celebrate with Hakimi. (Image Credit: Alamy)

He explained post-match: "The set-up changes with the presence of Kylian Mbappe. We’re trying to find the best balance possible.

"Leo, Kylian and Ney played like this last season but in a different formation. Tonight, they played for each other.

“Even when the game was decided, they tracked back and worked together. I enjoyed their desire to play together."

Featured Image Credit: LS Vids/Twitter

Topics: Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain, Lille, Ligue 1

Daniel Marland
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