Gustavo: 'Almost impossible to stop Neymar'
Olympique de Marseille midfielder Luiz Gustavo has stated it is “almost impossible” to stop fellow Brazilian and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar Jr.
The summer arrival from Barcelona has scored six times and provided five assists in just six Ligue 1 Conforama outings for the capital club, helping PSG move three points clear at the top of the table.
Luiz Gustavo, signed by OM from Wolfsburg this summer, has been impressive too in the centre of the pitch for his new club, who have eased into the top three with a run of three straight league wins.
After their Week 9 meeting with RC Strasbourg Alsace, Marseille will play host to arch-rivals PSG in the Classique, and Luiz Gustavo expects to have his hands full in trying to keep Neymar under control.
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“It’s difficult to stop Neymar,” the former Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich midfielder said.
“It’s almost impossible to stop him doing what he wants to do on the pitch. I know his potential, and I’m very happy to play against him. We’re going to try to muzzle him so he can’t express himself freely.”