Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar said he feels “good and in form” after shining in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Nice.
Neymar excelled against Nice, scoring twice as Ligue 1 champions PSG recorded an eighth consecutive league victory to kick off the season.
The 26-year-old Brazil international also scored a penalty in Wednesday’s 4-1 rout of Reims.
Speaking afterwards, Neymar told reporters: “It was an important win. We won playing good football, everybody chipped in and we head back to Paris with all three points.
“I am very happy with my performance — I feel good and in form right now and I am very happy to have scored.”
Neymar curled in the opening goal in the 22nd minute at Allianz Riviera before Christopher Nkunku doubled the lead at the start of the second half.
The Brazilian added gloss to the scoreline in stoppage time to extend the club’s lead to nine points atop Ligue 1, though that lead could be cut to eight points should there be a winner in the clash between Lille and Marseille on Sunday.
PSG have been utterly dominant in French top flight so far this season with Saturday’s result the fourth time in eight outings the Parisians have won by three or more goals, with the front three of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe, along with winger Angel Di Maria all at or near the top of the league’s scoring charts.
And while Neymar tends to draw the headlines, team-mate Thilo Kehrer was quick to point out that there were plenty of contributors in Thomas Tuchel’s side.
“I think it’s important that we are a team,” he said. “There also are some players who give the assist to Ney.
“Of course we are happy when our strikers score goals. Ney did it today. But it’s a real hard work from everyone during the game. We played well today, we helped him to score so it’s good for us.”
PSG will now turn their attention to the Champions League where Red Star Belgrade await on Wednesday.
The French side opened the group stage with a loss to Liverpool, while Red Star are coming off a 0-0 draw with Napoli.