Paris Saint-Germain manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said Neymar is not of the “profile” to captain the side, after the Brazil superstar scored one and assisted another in their 2-1 win away at Angers in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Neymar, playing in his final PSG match of the season before his three-game suspension for an altercation with a spectator during the Coupe de France final kicks in, opened the scoring with a diving header and teed up Angel Di Maria for another headed effort.
After the game, Tuchel was asked what it takes for the 27-year-old to wear the PSG armband in the future, and he replied,
“No [on Neymar being a future PSG captain], we have two captains in Thiago Silva and Marquinhos – we will not be changing that.”
“For me, Neymar does not have the profile to be a captain with the armband.
“He is a technical leader through his creativity, but he is not an armband-wearing captain. It is not necessary that he wears it and I do not understand why everybody is suddenly speaking about this.
“We must be respectful — we have Thiago and Marquinhos, who are fantastic,” Tuchel added.