How Neymar's 'best memory' comments were received by PSG stars amid Barca return talks

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That’s according to French football expert Julien Laurens.

The Brazilian superstar returned to training in the French capital on Monday after controversially missing the apparent link-up date with the rest of the squad.

PSG released a statement condemning Neymar’s actions last week, saying that there was no reason provided for his no-show.

But Neymar Sr, the forward’s father, released a contradicting statement and declared that the club had been informed of his son’s movements and the fact that he had media obligations to take care of in Brazil.

After spending two years at PSG, Neymar is apparently keen to leave the Parc des Princes and return to Barcelona.

Upon his return to France, he reportedly reiterated his desire to leave to PSG sporting director Leonardo, who attempted to convince him to stay.

Whilst he was in Brazil last week, Neymar gave an interview to OhMyGoal, in which he raised eyebrows by admitting that his favourite memory in football was with his old team, Barcelona, when he inspired a 6-1 comeback against his current employers.

“What we felt when we scored the sixth goal I never felt something like this, it was incredible,” he said.

“Best memory in the locker room? Ah, I don’t know.

“Well, when we won against PSG with Barcelona it was completely… we all went crazy afterwards.

“I believe it was the best possible feeling for all of us.”

Speaking on ESPN FC, Laurens explained that he understands that his PSG team-mates did not take too kindly to those comments.

“Quite badly, to be fair,” he replied when asked how the comments had been received by fans and players alike.

“The reaction was as you would expect, very negative and a lot of anger from a lot of PSG fans.

“On social media and on radio phone-ins, they’ve voiced their anger and said ‘if that’s really what he says and how he feels then there’s no way back. That’s an insult, for our best player, our most expensive player, our number ten, for him to say something like that in this stage and this context, that’s taking it too far.’

“If he stays – and he might stay next season – he’ll have a lot to be forgiven for by the fans, because that doesn’t reflect well on him.”



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