Neymar gives positive five-word verdict on £33m Chelsea star

'He's quick': Neymar raves about £33m Chelsea player with five-word verdict

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has delivered a glowing five-word verdict on Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Brazil international Neymar, 30, has been ranked alongside some of the world’s best attackers for the last decade.

He’s warming up superbly for the winter World Cup with nine goals and seven assists in only eight PSG appearances this season.

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Neymar on Koulibaly

Neymar, who was commenting on current footballers during an interview with DAZN, dropped a brief line on Chelsea centre-half Koulibaly.

“He’s quick and very strong,” Neymar said about him.

Koulibaly, who moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer from Napoli for £33million, has been such a consistent performer in Europe for a long time.

The 31-year-old was a talisman in the Napoli backline for eight years, but is now easing into his new role in Chelsea colours.

He’s come in for criticism recently from pundit Joe Cole for his latest performance. However, he’s not the only Blues player to look a bit shaky, which has resulted in Graham Potter replacing Thomas Tuchel this week as the club’s new manager.

If you look at Koulibaly’s performances at Napoli, there should still be big confidence the powerful centre-half will come good in England.

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Let’s see if Koulibaly can win over new head coach Potter to make himself a nailed-on starter in the Chelsea XI.

There’s been flashes of brilliance in short Blues career so far, but it’s big shoes for him to fill in the void that Antonio Rudiger has left.

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