PSG star confesses he does not know how to stop Neymar

World Cup 2018 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 03/07/2018

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Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier has confessed that he has no idea how to stop Neymar when his Belgium side faces Brazil in the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.

The 26-year-old world most expensive player has steadily found his feet in Russia with two goals and assists following a four-month injury spell on the sideline in the build-up to this summer tournament.

Belgium defender whose side produced a memorable comeback to beat Japan 3-2 in their last-16 encounter on Monday is now tasked with halting his club teammate in Friday evening's showdown.

Asked how he plans on doing that, however, Meunier told Globo Esporte: "I do not know how to stop him. He is very unpredictable. Neymar is probably the best player I've ever played with or against.

"Anyway, I'll do my best. I know we have a chance, but I also know that it is very complicated to stop them, not just Neymar. [Philippe] Coutinho, [Roberto] Firmino, [Gabriel] Jesus, Marcelo, the whole team.

"They have many qualities. It's complicated. We're facing the best team in the world. We have a chance, but it will be quite complicated.

"I expect a difficult game. We are not favourites to the World Cup. To beat Brazil, you have to be 100%, 120% of your mental and physical capacity. It's already a final for us. We know we have quality and collectiveness to beat them, but we also know that it will not be easy."

Neymar has been involved in 20 goals in his past 19 games in all competitions for Brazil, scoring 11 and assisting nine.