Brazil manager, Tite, has named Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar his team’s biggest star ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Tite said this while clarifying his stance on the Neymar versus Vinicius debate, confirming that the former Barcelona star was still his top star.
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Neymar did not enjoy the best of campaigns in the 2021-22 season, scoring only 13 goals and registering eight assists for PSG in 28 games across competitions, while Vinicius helped Real Madrid to win the Champions League trophy and the LaLiga title.
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Speaking to the Guardian, Tite said, “Neymar is Neymar. He remains our biggest star. The difference now is that the glow is diluted by nearby stars that can also shine.
“Neymar’s greatness is that he understands this – about the growth of these kids. He encourages the boys to go up a level. Time and experience provide this maturity.”
He added: “We reached the World Cup; now it’s time to reach the final and be champions. This is the truth.”