Following PSG’s 3-0 victory over Urawa Red Diamonds, in which Neymar played 30 minutes, the Brazilian, whose future at the club has been under contention in the past weeks, spoke out about his relationship with the club. The post-match interview was transcribed by L’Équipe. Despite having five years remaining on his contract, the player has reportedly been offered to Manchester City, and the French champions have seemed keen for offers for their 30-year-old, who cost them €222 million in the summer of 2017.
A lot of rumours say that you’re leaving. Is that true?
Is what true? I want to stay at PSG. I don’t know about the club, because they’ve never said anything to me. I have a contract for several years here. There you go. For now, they’ve said nothing.
You were heavily criticised last season. Do you want to prove something to your critics?
No. The truth is that I have nothing to prove to anyone. People speak too much because they can do nothing else. They know me, they know how I am, how I play. I have nothing to show. I love playing football, I’m happy.