Guardiola heaps praise on Neymar

UEFA Champions League

Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Brazilian star Neymar ahead of Manchester City's UEFA Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.

Guardiola's side travel to Paris on Wednesday evening where they will meet Mauricio Pochettino's charges in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final encounter.

Speaking ahead of the match, Guardiola heaped praise on PSG star Neymar, who has been one of the competition's standout performers this season.

"I remember watching clips of Neymar and thinking this is the king of Santos," the City boss said, per Sky Sports. "The players had their mouths open.

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"If Neymar had stayed at Barcelona, they would have won two or three Champions League more. Him, [Lionel] Messi and [Luis] Suarez were the best upfront. He makes football a pleasure.

"I always believe with the quality of the players, there isn't a defensive strategy to stop them. They are too good. They are incredible players, that's why they are there.

"I try to sleep well last night and I slept when I was not thinking about the PSG players like that. We will try and stop them by defending as a team and playing well as a team.

"We will have to adjust something of course, but at the same time, it wouldn't make any sense to not to be who we are.

It is normal to adjust, like we will against [Wilfried] Zaha against Crystal Palace [this weekend]."

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