- MESSI AND NEYMAR ARE FAR THE MOST WASTEFUL PLAYERS OVER THE WEEKEND
The world best football player, Lionel Messi may be losing his peak form as the world former number one player.
Data collected by Opta, Optimum performance Theoretically Attainable, data on the performance of players in action, showed that no player lost more possession on the ball in the Top Five Leagues over the weekend than Lionel Messi.
Opta data revealed that, the Barcelona forward, Messi lost possessions 27 times as Barcelona won 1-0 at Real Valladoid on Saturday.
The poor state of the promoted side’s pitch might have affected the performance of the world foremost player and this helped to explain why Messi was particularly wasting football possessions.
Although, the Paris Saint German Forward, Neymar lost 34 possession compared to his former Team-mate, Lionel Messi’s 27, Messi’s losses were more significant.
In spite of Neymar’s losses of the ball 34 times, PSG still won 3-1 win, while he also scored the final goal of the match.