The former Chelsea man states that the Imperial attacker could have won greater Champions League names had he stayed in Camp Nou
Neymar has played a pivotal part in Paris Saint-Germain attaining their first Champions League final but La Liga analyst Scott Minto still considers that the Brazilian ought to have remained at Barcelona.
The forwards became the most expensive player in history if he sensationally swapped Camp Nou to the Parc des Princes in the summer of 2017 and he has won eight national honours at France.
But on Sunday that he is going to have the opportunity to lift the trophy he and PSG crave the maximum, the Champions League, together with Thomas Tuchel’s side scheduled to take on Bayern Munich at Lisbon.
Given former team Barca are in the middle of a sporting, financial and fiscal crisis, most pundits feel that Neymar’s choice to depart Catalunya was vindicated.
Minto disagrees, however, asserting that both Barca and Neymar are better off now had the 28-year old remained at Camp Nou.
“PSG have their very best chance ever to win the European Cup,” Minto informed Target talking at Hotels.com Fantasy Screen. “But could it warrant Neymar’s choice to proceed to PSG? I’d still say no.
“I think Barcelona could have won more Champions Leagues and he’d have won more Champions Leagues had he stayed in front three alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
“I feel that was the finest front three at the history of soccer, so it’s a pity he left.”
Minto was amazed by PSG’s performance within their 3-0 semi-final triumph over RB Leipzig and feels they’ve every right to be certain of winning a maiden European Cup, given they also boast Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria in attack.
But, he feels that Bayern would be the favorites to predominate in Portugal, especially in light of the magnificent 8-2 demolition of Barcelona from the quarter-finals.
“Messi is the best player in the background of this match but that game revealed that one good player can not beat a fantastic group,” Minto asserted. “Against Bayern, Messi’s team-mates were not able to measure.”
If Neymar’s colleagues also don’t meet the formidable challenge , Minto considers Robert Lewandowski is going to probably be recognized as the best player of 2020.
“Lewandowski has 55 targets,” he pointed out,”and that I believe that you’d need to give him a lot the person honours for winning a treble, particularly with no international contests this season.”
Scott Minto was talking at the”Hotels.com Dream Display” drive-in experience before the UEFA Champions League semi-final 2020. Hotels.com is the official partner of the UEFA Champions League.