Neymar on PSG fans: It is like a relationship with a girlfriend
Neymar scored for PSG in Saturday's 1-0 win at Bordeaux
By Adam Goodwin
Last Updated: 29/09/19 9:28am
Neymar has claimed that his relationship with the Paris Saint-Germain fans is similar to that of one with a girlfriend, as the supporters continue to express their dissatisfaction towards him.
The Brazilian told the club he wanted to leave in the summer, with a move to former employers Barcelona looking likely, but a deal could not be agreed.
Since then, the PSG fans have repeatedly booed and jeered him, even after some impressive performances, showing their displeasure at his lack of commitment to the club.
He has scored three goals in four games so far this season, including a stunning overhead kick against Strasbourg, and he is sure that this will eventually get the fans back onside.
He said: "I am here to help Paris Saint-Germain. I am here to do my job as an athlete of the club. I will give my life in the pitch to bring victories to Paris so, in the end, we can celebrate together.
"I believe that it is like a relationship. Sometimes you end up arguing with your girlfriend and then you end up not talking to her for a while.
"But later, with lots of love and lots of care, everything is back to normal!"
Neymar left the Barcelona for PSG for a world-record fee of £200m in 2017 and has scored 37 goals in 41 games.