Thomas Meunier ranks PSG star Neymar alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as one of the most charismatic players.
is still one of the highest-paid players in football, and
believes that the Brazilian star deserves a high income, as he has seen firsthand that he works at
with a very high focus on his performance.
Meunier, who played with Neymar in Paris for three years, toldGoal
about the special treatment his former team-mate gets:
"The best player gets the highest salary and is therefore in such a strong position that he can determine a lot or at least have an influential say
"Neymar has done a lot to be better than the others and has therefore earned this privilege.
"Whether it's him, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, they are all professional, powerful and heard because they are great players with charisma and have done a lot of good for football.
"I think they have to be listened to because what they say will always be in the interest of the whole."
Meunier added on Neymar's personal qualities: "He likes to invite his team-mates to parties or to restaurants. Neymar is a simple guy in his private life. He does not dive in the restaurant either!
"He's like a lot of Brazilians, always smiling, making jokes and liking to socialise. It's easy to integrate him into a group. Also [Edinson] Cavani or Thiago Silva, they are all normal people."