Since returning from injury, Neymar Jr. has achieved good form as the 30-year-old looks set to end the 2021-22 season on a positive note. The Paris Saint-Germain attacker has also been criticized and called on the capital to sell him this summer.
Despite the criticism, the Argentina boss said Neymar reflected what the squad went through this season as they all had their ups and downs, resulting in a disappointing season.
“Neymar’s talent is beyond question. He is a player who signed for several years and he is one of the best in the world. It is true that he has had ups and downs this season just like the team. He had circumstances when he arrived after the Copa America. He couldn’t have continuity,” Pochettino said at his press conference.
“Players of his caliber have to play to be at their best. Often the margin between success and failure is narrow. I spoke with Messi this morning and we discussed the season. Not only did we succeed against Real Madrid when we started to set benchmarks and strength. get it. It could have been different.”