PARIS – The Brazilian of Paris Saint-Germain Neymar wants to show that the Champions League is his great goal and before the first leg of the semifinals against Manchester City he made it clear that the rest of the matters are secondary and that now he is going through his best stage since he arrived in the French capital.
“In many things I have improved, I have known how to overcome difficulties. There are those who have questioned my professionalism, but I have always worked hard and I have been focused. I have shown it on the field,” he said.
“When I arrived in Paris four years ago I said that my priority was to win the Champions League. We reached the final last year. That shows that we are progressing. We are in a good dynamic, the atmosphere is good, but we have to keep working”, Indian.
Neymar avoided questions about the renewal of his contract, although he admitted contacts with the board: “This is not the time to talk about that, I still have two years left here. I feel good here, I will continue to give my best. This may be my best season here. “
“I want to help the team reach the final (…) Last year we reached the final for the first time and now we have to take another step. We are confident. We will give everything,” said the most expensive player of all the times.
Neymar showed respect for City, but assured that PSG has grown since it arrived four years ago and that now rivals look at them differently.
“When they refer to PSG they do so as one of the five or six best teams in the world. The team has earned the respect it deserves,” he said.