Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has praised “very sensitive” Neymar after the forward handed over penalty duties to Edinson Cavani in the win over Galatasaray on Wednesday.
PSG were 5-0 winners in the UEFA Champions League on the night. Cavani scored the fifth goal of the evening from the spot, with Neymar making a point of giving the ball to the Uruguayan.
With speculation rife regarding a possible transfer for Cavani, the goal may well have been the veteran striker’s last one for PSG. Tuchel praised Neymar’s unselfishness following the game.
“It was a nice gesture. Everyone can see, Ney is very sensitive. He gave the ball to Edi, and it’s a good symbol for the team.
“Neymar was already super important and very good at Montpellier [a 3-1 win on Saturday]. He was decisive for us and he’s getting better. He worked hard today, won lots of balls and did well defensively. He’s finding his form. It’s easier for him now.
“Cavani lacked rhythm and that was my fault and the fault of injuries. It was important for him to score. It’s the best way to get confidence and I’m very happy for him.”
Neymar was not only in a generous mood on the night, but he was also far too hot to handle for Galatasaray, setting up two goals and netting another in a lopsided victory for PSG.