Herrera lauds Neymar's 'incredible' efforts for PSG

By Sports Desk April 14, 2020

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera hailed Neymar's "incredible" contribution to the Ligue 1 club.

PSG were top of Ligue 1 and into the Champions League quarter-finals – plus the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue deciders – when the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Herrera talked up Brazil international Neymar's efforts for PSG, particularly around the Champions League last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund.

"We all went to his house to eat together... he was very focused. He took everyone with him," he told Canal+ on Tuesday.

"When I saw a few journalists say that Neymar was not thinking of PSG, I saw what he did during this period. It was incredible.

"Neymar gave a lot for the group during this period. A world-class player who gives that means that he thinks a lot about the group and the collective."

Herrera is hoping the season can get back underway, although France has been hit hard by coronavirus.

There have been almost two million confirmed cases and more than 126,000 deaths globally, with France seeing more than 15,700 casualties due to COVID-19.

"I really hope that we will resume. I am not an expert, but maybe with tests for the players, or only 50 people per team, or the matches behind closed doors," Herrera said.

"For me, football must continue, but the first thing is health. If there is no risk, I think that football is very important for everyone."

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