Video: Neymar on PSG’s Draw to Bordeaux, the Fixture Against Manchester United, and What Diego Maradona Meant to Football

Paris Saint-Germain drew 2-2 against FC Girondins de Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes. After the capital club went down 1-0 early in the match due to an own goal by Timothée Pembele, it was Neymar Jr. who scored the tying goal by converting a penalty kick to make it 1-1.

After the fixture, the 28-year-old spoke with Canal Plus to discuss how Les Parisiens could’ve played better to avoid the draw against Bordeaux. 

“We played a shy match. We managed to score goals, but we missed some details. We have to improve because otherwise. Whether in the league or in the Champions League, we have to do better. Usually, we win more matches,” Neymar said.

Then the conversation switched over to PSG’s UEFA Champions League match against Manchester United. 

“If we do not manage to do that, it will be complicated in the league as in the Champions League,” Neymar said. “Manchester? We know the importance of Wednesday’s match like that of the match against Leipzig where we didn’t play well, even though we won. Wednesday, we will try to play our best game, play well, but we have to improve, play more as a team, and be better organized; otherwise, it will be very difficult.”

Finally, before the match, the squad paid homage to Diego Maradona by wearing t-shirts of the Argentine footballer. Neymar spoke about what he meant to the football world. 

“He’s a football artist. Football is losing a lot. He is a very tall person for football. He represented a lot sportingly,” Neymar said. 

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