Neymar gave the fans of Paris Saint Germain something to worry about as topless pictures of the football star surfaced on social media on Monday, August 2, 2021.
It is not the fact that Neymar was snapped wearing no shirt that got the club’s fans worried, it is because the 29-year-old Brazilian left-winger has added some weight around his stomach.
Neymar has been enjoying his holiday in Ibiza since the 2021 Copa America ended. He jets off to the holiday resort from Brazil after he failed to help the country defend the Copa America title which the country won two years ago.
Recall that Brazil and Argentina met in the final of the tournament on July 11, 2021, and Argentina led by Lionel Messi defeated Brazil at the Maracana Stadium.
The defeat did not stop Neymar from having fun as he was seen chilling on a yacht and beside the pool of water topless. The fun he has been having in Ibiza was not the problem of his football fans but how he looked so unfit.
His physique forced social media users to start comparing him with his Brazilian compatriots like Ronaldinho and Ronaldo Nazario who had to retire earlier than expected due to their unhealthy lifestyles.
Ronaldinho and Ronaldo Nazario were regarded as the best footballers of their generations but they were not disciplined enough off the pitch as they were reportedly involved in partying which left them unfit and out of shape in most parts of the peak of their careers.
Hence, the current physique of Neymar made many social media critics of the Brazilian winger believe that he is following the footsteps of the aforementioned football icons.
Also, some of the critics compared Neymar’s physique with that of his former teammate at FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi. The Argentine football icon is already 34-year-old but he is still perfectly in shape. His long holiday in Miami and then Ibiza did not affect his physique a bit.
With the rate at which Neymar is running out of shape while on holiday, the coach of PSG, Mauricio Pochettino would be desperately waiting for the Brazilian to return to training.
Recall that PSG lost the Trophée des Champions to Lille on Sunday. The French Ligue 1 champions defeated PSG 1-0 to start the 2021-2022 season with a title.
PSG played the game without Neymar and some other superstars at the club who are still enjoying their holiday after the long international break.
Neymar is expected to miss the first game of this season’s French Ligue 1 this weekend because he is not expected back to the club until next week. Neymar’s contract with PSG will expire on June 30, 2025.