LIGUE 1 - Lucas Paqueta getting praises after his impressive performance
There was a beautiful sight on the field of Parc des Princes on Sunday evening. Messi, Neymar, Mbappé, Di Maria to name a few but the one who shone brightly was in the other side.
The most flamboyant Brazilian number 10 of the evening is indeed called Lucas Paqueta. The midfielder starring on the field until the 87th minute and his exit, exhausted by so much effort.
Efforts, he is clearly not stingy. Because in addition to his technical quality, the 24-year-old Brazilian impressed with his volume of play and his ability to recover balls, especially fro. the feet of his compatriot Neymar, to whom he has repeatedly lectured.
His statistics speak for themselves: 15 duels won (highest total of the match), 5 tackles (highest total with Malo Gusto), 6 balls recovered in the offensive third (highest total).
Not to spoil anything, he added a goal, surprising Donnarumma with a sudden strike from the left small side. Paqueta also received compliments from his coach. “We know he's a good player and we've seen why. He had a very good match.” said Peter Bosz at the microphone of Amazon Prime Video.
He gave that at a press conference. “Lucas played an amazing game, he was very strong with and without the ball. An extraordinary match, like the other players. Lucas was extraordinary, it must be said." The Brazilian was also praised by Thierry Henry, Amazon Prime Video consultant, who was surprised to see this number 10 gets so many balls on the field. If Paqueta is no longer a discovery since his arrival in Lyon, he is off to a good start for the always difficult season of confirmation.