Neymar admits he is not worth the price that PSG paid for him

Neymar admits he is not worth the price that PSG paid for him


Brazil talisman Neymar has admitted that he is not worth the £198million fee that Paris Saint-Germain paid for him last season.

The incredible deal was pulled off last summer when the French giants were able to pry him from Barcelona by paying his release clause.

That made him by far the most expensive player in footballing history but that also brought with it some expectation.

He certainly lived up to that, scoring 27 goals and assisting 16 last season while even missing nearly a third of the season with an injury.

Neymar PSG

(Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Not proud of it

Now, the player himself has admitted that he is not proud of the fee it took for PSG to get a deal done.

Nor does he think he’s worth it.

‘I’m not proud of the transfer fee, nor of the fact I’m the most expensive player ever,’ he explained to

‘That’s just money and nothing else. I cannot help it. Personally, I would have paid less for myself.

‘I always wanted to be special. That was my goal very early – actually from the moment I started playing football for a club.

‘That was at the age of 11. It may sound clumsy, but from then on I’ve tried to get better every single day and get to my best.

‘I really worked and sacrificed every day of my life to become a professional one day. That was the only dream I ever had.

‘I dreamed of playing for Santos’s first team, being invited to the national team and one day going to Europe.

‘It was not foreseeable at the time that I would succeed, but I kept thinking about it. There was nothing else for me.

‘I’m proud that I’ve achieved my childhood goal. That was, and is, most important to me.

‘As a player you always have to show who you are and assert yourself. Just referring to the transfer fee does not help you and says nothing about how good you really are.’


(Photo by Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images)

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson claims Neymar’s confidence is key after injury

One of Neymar’s teammates have also backed him to have a good tournament.

Alisson Becker has been speaking about the players’ recovery and just how important he could be this summer.

Click here to see what that he had to say about the player. 

Soccer News

via 101 Great Goals

June 14, 2018 at 09:01AM


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