According to the Brazilian attacker, who managed to score in the 2-1 match lost with Borussia Dortmund, he was wrongly kept aside in recent weeks.
“It’s hard not to play four games in a row. Unfortunately it was not my choice, but that of the club. The doctors made a decision for me that I didn’t like, “said Neymar. “We have had a lot of discussions. I wanted to play and felt good, but the club was scared and I was the one who suffered. ”
Neymar missed the competition duels with Nantes, Olympique Lyon and Amiens and the cup match against Dijon. He himself would have liked to make his comeback in one of those games, so that he would have played a few minutes before the game against Dortmund.
Trainer Thomas Tuchel judged afterwards, with a sense of understatement, that Neymar “had a lack of competitive rhythm.”