Former Player Compares Relationship Between Brazil and PSG to a Wedding

Paris Saint-Germain legend Raí recently sat down with France Football to talk about Brazil’s connection to the Parisian club and Neymar Jr. Now, it’s another Brazilian giving his thoughts on his former club.

With the club’s 50th anniversary season fast approaching, plenty of PSG alumni are beginning to speak about PSG and their time in Paris, along with giving their thoughts on the current Parisian squad.

Former PSG winger, Nenê, spent three seasons with the capital club (2010-2013) where he scored 48 goals in 112 appearances. In an interview that was posted on PSG’s official website, the ex-player talked about his time in the French capital.

The Brazilian went on to say that some of the best moments of his career were in Paris. The 38-year-old adds that he’s still amazed at the level of respect the fanbase has for him when returning to the Parc des Princes.

Like Raí, one of the questions that Nenê was asked was about the connection the country of Brazil has to PSG.

“I am very proud of the history that unites PSG and Brazil; it’s like a little wedding … At the stadium, the supporters want to see the show,” Nenê said. “They want to be happy, to watch magnificent things, things that make them dream. When people tell us that, it’s incredible … I believe that the Brazilian players and the Parisian supporters are made for each other.”

Finally, the PSG’s media team asked about Nenê’s opinion on Neymar Jr., who echoed Raí’s sentiments in hoping that his fellow Brazilian would make history at the club.

‘He is a truly incredible person. He is a friend. He has a huge heart. He is a competitor. It is our common point; we want to play and win all matches,” Nenê said. “We want to do things in the best possible way, to win, to score goals, to perform. It has unique potential. It’s great and I’m really happy for him. I hope it will mark the history of the club.”

Whether they played in the 1990s or early 2010s, it seems as though the Brazilian alumni of the club want to see Neymar take PSG to new heights. If the return leg against Borussia Dortmund is any indicated, the 28-year-old is up to the task.

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