PARIS – Paris St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has said Neymar is “100%” committed to the French champions after the Brazil international scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Olympique Lyonnais in the Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Despite being surrounded by four defenders in the 87th minute, Neymar received a pass from Angel Di Maria inside the box and created enough space to shoot past Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopez into the far corner of the net.
It comes a week after Neymar's decisive goal for PSG against Strasbourg, and Tuchel praised the forward's recent goalscoring form despite his relative lack of match fitness.
“He is 100% with us. He is 100% in the squad - he laughs and jokes and is reliable,” Tuchel told a news conference. “He is totally there with his teammates. That is normal, as well as necessary. He is a very sensitive guy.”
“This is only his third match in four months. He will gain in physical capacity with the matches and this will help him. Ney is always decisive, he is always creative and he looks ahead.”