5/20/2018 11:09:34 PM (GMT+3)

Neymar is an artist, says new PSG coach Tuchel

Neymar is an artist, says new PSG coach Tuchel

DOHA, Qatar: New Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel, who was unveiled on Sunday, said Neymar is “an artist” and admitted that the world's most expensive player will need “special treatment” as he looked forward to starting his new role.

“I met him last Sunday. It was an important meeting for me. He's an artist, one of the best players in the world, a key player to help us win our matches,” he was quoted as saying on the club website.

He will officially begin his new job in time for the start of pre-season training in July as he replaces Unai Emery, but the German has already met with Neymar.

“Artists are special players, they need special treatment,” he added.

Neymar joined PSG last August from Barcelona for a world-record fee of 222 million euros ($264 million).

He won the French player of the year prize despite a foot injury meaning he has not featured for his club since the end of February.