What the 19-Year-Old Did to Neymar Shows His Form is Currently at Ground Zero

Everything that has a beginning has an end! This saying is true and no one can doubt this. Even Adolf Hitler’s time came to an end.

One will only be judged by the standard he sets. This came true for the Brazilian Neymar Junior.

Neymar Junior made his professional debut aged 17. He helped the club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships, a Copa do Brasil, and the 2011 Copa Libertadores, with the latter Santos’ first since 1963.

Neymar was twice named the South American Footballer of the Year, in 2011 and 2012, and soon relocated to Europe to join Barcelona. As part of Barça’s attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, he won the continental treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League, and came third for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2015 for his performances.

He then attained a domestic double in the 2015–16 season. In 2017, Neymar transferred from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in a move worth €222 million, making him the most expensive player ever.

The Brazilian was known too well for his dribbling, finishing, skills, pace and ability to play with both feet.

How did his downfall begin?

After moving to his current team, PSG, the Brazilian has had a poor spell, maybe the worst since his debut in football career.

His time has been marred by injuries and several cases of indiscipline. Neymar has been out of the field for injury for a larger part of this season 2018-19.

Worst of it, he was recently slapped with a three-match ban by UEFA for punching a fan after PSG defeat to Rennes in the French Cup Final, a ban that many wanted to be extended to Copa America tournament.

But the head coach Teti gave him unprecedented favour and named him in his squad for the coming Copa America tournament.

However, due to mounting pressure coach Teti has stripped him of the captaincy role and handed it over to Dani Alves.

Alves, 36, will also lead the side in friendlies against Qatar and Honduras.

But the latest incident is perhaps what many now believe that the 27-year-old has drastically fallen from his initial glorious form.

While they were training for the coming tournament, Neymar was nutmegged by 19-year-old Weverton.

The Brazilian youngster, who plays for Cruzeiro, has been training with his national side in order to gain experience.

And he’s already making headlines after pulling off a brilliant nutmeg at the expense of Neymar.

In a bid to regain his face, Neymar dragged the youngster and walked away.

Do you believe that the Weverton incident is enough reason to conclude that Neymar’s form has declined? Leave your comments below.


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