Neymar renews war of words with PSG, hailing Barcelona ‘remontada’

PARIS (AFP) – Neymar fired another shot in his battle with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after saying his favourite football memory is Barcelona’s incredible 2017 remontada or comeback win over PSG, which Neymar helped inflict on his current club.

Asked by online sports channel Oh My Goal about his best changing room memory, the world’s most expensive player chose the aftermath of that win.

“We all went crazy afterwards. I think it was the best possible feeling for all of us,” the Brazilian star said in the interview, which was posted last Saturday.

Neymar was speaking in Sao Paulo ahead of his belated return to the club today, after insisting last week that he had prior agreement from PSG to stay in Brazil to help his foundation, the Neymar Institute.

His comments are set to further strain his relationship with the club.

He wants out of the Parc des Princes and would prefer a return to Barca, but is struggling to find suitors due to the EUR222 million (USD252 million) the capital splashed out to take him away from Barcelona two years ago.

Brazilian football star Neymar reacts as he plays in a five-a-side football tournament for his charity Neymar Junior Project Institute. – AFP