Neymar has stated that he will continue to show generosity towards children who take to the pitch after the Paris Saint-Germain star gave his shirt to a young supporter who sought him out in Rennes.
“I am happy when I get attention away from Paris, particularly from a kid like that,” Neymar told Esporte Interativo after the Sunday’s game. “It is something natural, pure, and I will continue to do what I do.”
On the topic of the match, the former Barcelona man insisted that he was not unhappy with being substituted and praised PSG coach Thomas Tuchel’s approach.
“People thought that I was waiting to go off, but I apologised for my bad pass,” Neymar said. “Nobody likes being substituted but I was not angry — ultimately, it allows me to recover.
“I can play any position in attack and I am fine with that. Whenever I am on the pitch, I am there to help my teammates.
“[Tuchel] is a young coach and he has his way of coaching. We like what he is doing at the moment — the way he trains and the fact that he is in constant contact with us. Thanks to his work, I hope that we have a great season.”
Tuchel himself was relieved that his players fought back to beat Rennes after a sluggish start that the German tactician was unsurprised by.
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