Monday marked three years since Neymar completed his drama-filled transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from FC Barcelona. He signed with the Ligue 1 side for a world-record fee of €222 million, which is a transfer record that will not be broken anytime soon.
Since his arrival at PSG, Neymar has met the initial high expectations. He has become the team’s leading goal contributor with goals and assists of plenty in key fixtures. The Brazilian also racked up every possible domestic title with the club.
In speaking to his official website, Neymar reflected on his memorable three years with Les Parisiens so far.
“These three years came with a lot of knowledge,” Neymar said. “I’ve lived times of joy and some complicated ones, especially when I was unable to play due to injuries. With my teammates’ help, I was able to overcome and focus on what really matters for everyone, which is our performance in the field translated into titles. Our supporters, the club and every fan can see our team’s delivery in any game.”
Neymar also talked about the unity that has formed within the team and just how hungry they all are to claim the club’s first-ever UEFA Champions League title.
“I believe that today I live my best moment in Paris,” Neymar said. “We form a family on behalf of the greater objective we have ahead of us. We want to mark this season with the Champions. We will fight for this, because we were never so close.”
Neymar closed by providing some insight into what is it like to play in France. Even for a talent of his caliber, the Brazilian superstar has had to accommodate to the style of play in Ligue 1.
“The adjustments happen from game to game,” Neymar said. “It’s a football with some heavy markings, with skillful and fast young players. My resource is to dribble to take the defender away and help a teammate to score the goal. It’s how I like to play.”
It is safe to say that PSG is well pleased with Neymar thus far and hope that he can lead them to European triumph later this month.
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