Ballon d’Or, Kylian Mbappé and extra time: Neymar lets go of his truths


D-1 before the long-awaited UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between PSG and Manchester City at the Parc des Princes. Still competing in three competitions, the Parisians will achieve a positive result before the return confrontation in England next week. And on the eve of this shock against the citizens, Neymar Jr presented himself at a press conference before the match, a first since October 2, 2018. Selected excerpts.

The match against Manchester City

Neymar: “It will be a difficult game. They are a good team and it will be just as difficult as Bayern. We will do our best and we will do everything to win the game. ”

His form before this semifinal

Neymar: “I feel good and happy. I’m feeling good physically. I will do everything to wear PSG tomorrow to go to the final. ”

Is he talking about the Ballon d’Or with Mbappé?

Neymar: “I’m fine. My first goal is the Champions League and not the Ballon d’Or. That’s not the first thing I think about right now. Me, I want to carry this match and have this Champions League so in the future I could tell myself that I would have won 1, 2 or 3 Champions League. I want to help PSG get this trophy. About Mbappé? He is a very good player, he helps us and scores goals. I wish it reached its maximum. He is a good player. ”

His contract extension with PSG

Neymar: “I already talked about it in the last match, that is not the topic at the moment. I feel good and very happy. This is the season where I feel happiest. I feel good and things come naturally. ”

How can PSG grow more?

Neymar: “Yes, PSG has grown a lot and they are developing more and more. It is not for nothing that it is one of the best clubs. We’re at the gates of the Champions League. Last season we finished in second place. PSG have made great progress and we will continue to make more progress. ”

A way to get even more into the club’s history by winning C1?

Neymar: “Yes, we are getting better and better. We will do everything to win. There are many things that have happened this year at the technical level and the coach level. We are working and we are moving towards victory. When I arrived “I had declared that the goal was the Champions League. We have to continue our work and continue to win.”

His changes since joining PSG in 2017

Neymar: “Since I arrived, I have had difficulties and I have overcome them. I have always been a real professional, even if some people said bad things. Me when I’m on the field, I play and am professional. This year we are in the semi-finals, we will do everything to beat Manchester City. I feel good about myself and stay professional even when I was in trouble. ”

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