The former Liverpool defender and Champions League winner Jamie Carragher was on CBS Sports last night coving the Champions League with Micah Richards and former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and thinks PSG stars Mbappe and Neymar shouldn’t be at the Paris club.
“Spot on!” Carragher said on CBS when asked whether Neymar’s legacy hinges on the Champions League.
— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) April 13, 2021
“It does because that’s why he’s gone there, to do something the club has never done before and also to win the Ballon d’Or. They were the two reasons he went there.
“To go there was to get out of Messi’s shadow at Barcelona, he didn’t feel he’d every win the Ballon d’Or.
“The best players in the world go for that year in, year out and that’s something he felt he couldn’t win at Barcelona.”
“If PSG win the Champions League this year, it will be a toss up between him and Mbappe for who wins the Ballon d’Or,” Carragher continued.
“So those are the reasons he went but I don’t like to see him there. I don’t think players of the quality of Mbappe and Neymar should be playing for PSG.
“They shouldn’t be playing in the French league. It is a poor league, an average league and it’s just about these Champions League nights basically.
“Playing week in, week out in the French league. Players of that quality should not be playing in that league, it’s not good enough.
“The top players don’t play in France, they’re only there for money. Nobody can tell me the French league is a top league.
“Why do top players not play in the French league right now?”