Neymar’s Paris-Saint Germain situation unsettling, says Brazil boss Tite
Brazil head coach Tite admits the uncertain club future of Neymar is worrying,??following a turbulent transfer window where he left Paris Saint-Germain.
Talks within a planned return to Barcelona broke down prior to the European transport deadline.
Even the Ligue 1 club bought the 27-year-old to get a world-record #200m (222m euros) fee in 2017 but Neymar was prepared to cover PSG #17.7m (20m euros) to ease a summer return back into the La Liga winners.
Following the speculation, Neymar has not played since suffering a foot injury from Brazil’s friendly against Qatar in June, which ruled him out of their Copa America.
Before his side’s forthcoming international friendly against Colombia, Tite explained:”Yes. It does (stress me not needing Neymar playing games) and that I expect that it is solved.
“But it is a factor that escapes me, it is beyond me.
“I can not solve this situation. I’ve got hope is to trust. Beyond that, I don’t have any power.”
The has also missed his club opening four Ligue 1 matches of the 2019/20 effort, despite being included in training.
Regarding his accessibility for his national side, Tite explained:”He is ready. He wasn’t playing for several reasons but here he is prepared, in conditions to do anything the national squad wants him to perform.
“We can correct and not overlook such a player like him.
“Neymar is crucial, he is irreplaceable and that I will give you numbers to verify that. Fifty per cent of those goals scored when he’s playing he aids or are from him.
“The conclusion is that the team needs his unique skills, needs the excellent athlete, and also the excellent athlete requires the squad.”
Brazil are unbeaten in 18 matches as being pumped out of the 2018 World Cup by Belgium in the quarter-final period.
Although Colombia reached the last eight, the side of tite beat Peru 3-1 at the Copa America final in July.