Ronaldo urges compatriot Neymar to be calm

Brazilian icon Ronaldo has urged his fellow countryman Neymar to try to put his struggles in front of goal behind him on Sunday when he comes up against a formidable Bayern Munich side.

Ronaldo believes Neymar provides a lot more than scoring goals for Paris Saint-Germain, with his selfless displays throughout the knockout stages evident of his immense character and skill.

Ronaldo acknowledged the fact that his compatriot lacks a cool head in front of goal. He has urged Neymar to relax and be more composed on Sunday.

According to Ronaldo, Neymar must find “tranquillity” in front of goal to boost his chances of Champions League glory.

The Paris Saint-Germain star has put in a pair of virtuoso displays in Lisbon to propel Thomas Tuchel’s side into Sunday’s showdown, where they face the might of treble-chasing Bayern Munich at Estadio da Luz.

The only spec on Neymar’s performances has been unusually erratic finishing – something for which one of the finest goalscorers of his generation believes there is a simple solution.

“He has played very well in the last few games, especially in this final phase in Portugal. He has generated and created many goal situations,” Ronaldo told a media event in the Portuguese capital.

“But yes, he lacked a bit of calm at the time of concluding the play. He has the ability to score goals, it is clear. He has scored many goals, he has this ability to finish well.

“I think that with a little more luck and tranquillity, in a final, he can find himself with goals.

“He sure has not stopped knowing how to do it.”

Neymar has scored 19 goals in 26 appearances across all competitions in 2019-20, despite having his campaign interrupted by hamstring and rib injuries.


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