Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar has spoken out against recent reports that he is already unhappy in the French capital and interested in a return to Barcelona, as well as claims that he has issues with teammate Edinson Cavani and coach Unai Emery.
The Brazil international scored one penalty, had another saved and was booked in a 71-minute outing in Friday’s 3-1 friendly win over Japan in Lille, France.
Speaking in a postmatch news conference alongside coach Tite, Neymar rejected recent reports of his unhappiness after claims in the Spanish media that he already regrets his summer move.
“I am doing well, happy and very motivated to win with PSG and to be a player who gives his all on the pitch,” he said. “And that has been making the [journalists] uncomfortable. They are making up a lot of stories that just are not true.
“They are saying that I don’t get along with Cavani or with my coach. But it is very much the contrary. I came to help them out.
“When I got there, we had a meeting and we discussed everything and they explained to me that I was going to help them reach their goals, those of my own and even more, those of the club. They should stop inventing made-up stories that I have problems with my coach. I went there to help out.”
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