Ronaldo says Neymar's PSG move a step back

  • Ronaldo says Neymar's PSG move a step back

Ronaldo says Neymar's PSG move a step back

Neymar's decision to swap La Liga giants Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain was a step backwards, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo.

During a recent interview with former Brazil worldwide Zico, Ronaldo admitted that he was surprised by Neymar's choice, and feels it was a step in the wrong direction.

Neymar wrote his name into the Nou Camp history books during his four year stint in Spain, winning nearly every trophy they competed for.

"Sportingly, the decision is a step back, but there are challenges that everyone seeks", the 2002 FIFA World Cup victor said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

The Brazil worldwide has enjoyed a blistering start to life in the French capital, scoring 20 goals and bagging 14 assists in 20 games in all competitions so far.

PSG hopes to continue their incredible run in the competition as they are the most successful French club in the French Coupe de la Ligue, winning the title seven times while their opponent Rennes is still chasing their first.

Neymar kept up his hot streak in front of goal by netting against Amiens in the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday.

And given that Nantes haven't managed to better PSG in Ligue 1 since 2005, the Qatari-backed visitors are on target to add another three points to the 50 they have already banked.