Paris: From a deeper than usual playmaker role, Brazil’s Neymar pulled the strings as Paris St-Germain came from behind to beat Rennes 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday, helping to dispel midweek memories of a European flop at Liverpool.
Hosts Rennes took a surprise 11th minute lead when PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot nodded past his own ‘keeper, Gianluigi Buffon, from a corner before goals from Angel Di Maria, Thomas Meunier and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting gave them a hard-fought sixth straight Ligue 1 win.
Neymar gave the thumbs-up to 45-year-old Tuchel, who arrived in the off-season to replace Arsenal-bound Unai Emery.
“We get on well, he’s a young coach and we like the way he sets the team up and coaches,” said the Brazilian.
“We appreciate the way he communicates with the players and we hope his contribution helps us to achieve big things this season.”