In an interview with the former Atletico Madrid, Diego Ribas, the Brazilian striker returned to the many whistles he was the victim in Paris, as well as his goals for the second part of the year 2022.
After the elimination of the Champions League in the round of 16 against Real Madrid, the Brazilian striker was pointed out as one of the main responsible for the European debacle of Paris Saint-Germain. The number 10 of the capital club was the target of whistles at the Parc des Princes since the return to the Bernabeu. A discontent expressed by the Parisian fans that has particularly affected the international auriverde (117 caps, 71 goals).
“Nobody likes to be booed, let alone playing at home. It’s annoying, it’s sad. It happened to me here at PSG, in the national team and I was sad. I was not comfortable, but I had to find strength somewhere,” explained Neymar in an Instagram live of his former teammate in the national team Diego Ribas, currently at Flamengo. “I remembered my childhood, the people who helped me. I think about playing for those who really support me, not for those who boo me. I know that my son really supports me, not those who boo me. I know my son supports me and my family.”
“I really wanted to win the Champions League with PSG”
After being crowned French champion for the fourth time in five seasons played in Ligue 1, the 30-year-old Brazilian then revealed his next goal in the rest of the interview: to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, even if he keeps the Cup with the big ears with PSG in a corner of his mind. “My biggest dream this year is the World Cup. I really wanted to win the Champions League with PSG. But this dream has been postponed. But I hope that 2022 will end with the Cup. I am preparing physically and mentally to make it a Brazilian Cup. I will give my life. I’m getting ready for it so much”.
Captain of the Brazilian national team since 2014, the one who arrived at PSG for 222 million euros from Barça wants to take advantage of his experience in the 2014 and 2018 World Cups to realize his dream: “I played two Cups, I know how it works, that it goes very fast and if I’m not 100%, it goes very fast. In this Cup, I don’t want the opportunity to slip through my hands. This is my biggest dream right now. I have other goals at PSG, but I’m focused on this now.”