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PSG stay is good for Neymar: Kaka

20 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Being forced to remain at Paris Saint-Germain can be beneficial to Neymar, says Kaka, with the Brazilian expected to be a leader in what could prove to be a “great year”.

Fellow countryman Kaka is backing the Brazil international to enjoy a standout campaign, with PSG looking for Samba flair to complement the talents of Kylian Mbappe, Angle Di Maria, Edinson Cavani and Mauro Icardi.

“For him, I think it’s good to stay there at PSG for now,” Kaka told Sky Sports.

“I think it’s good for him, for the club. I think PSG are always trying to build this great team, to win a Champions League. So he can be the leader for his project and, in my opinion, it’s good. It will be a great year for him.”

Kaka is not the only Brazilian to have backed Neymar to come good after a difficult period in his career, with former PSG defender Paulo Cesar also of the opinion that a proven performer can position himself back among the very best players on the planet. He told Le Parisien: “I hope that Neymar will give the answer that everyone expects on the pitch. He must prove that he has become strong again”

After two years in the French capital, the 27-year-old forward was eager to head for the exits over the summer. A three-game ban in the Champions League has also been cut to two, meaning that Neymar will soon return to the European stage.