Neymar: "I'm happy at PSG; the rumours will always be there"
Neymar Jr spoke to the Brazilian media and looked ahead to the Champions League clash against Real Madrid while also discussing life at PSG.Champions League Final: Real Madrid - Liverpool
Neymar Jr spoke to the Brazilian media and discussed teammate Edinson Cavani, who reached a personal milestone for PSG at the weekend, and also about Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, the Ballon d'Or and speculation over his present and future.
On the whistles towards him against Dijon
"Of course it bothered me, but we are here to be whistled and applauded. I am happy, especially for the victory. I think we played well."
On Cavani's record
"It was impossible not to know [when he took the kick instead of giving Cavani the chance to break the record in Dijon]. The coach chose me as the penalty taker though, and there is no problem with this. Everyone [in the team] knows what went on in the changing room, the coach decided and I take on that responsibility. I am calm and happy here with my friends and teammates. I came here to make history, give my best and score a lot of goals. I'm very happy for him and I'll try to carry on helping him in every game. I hope that he continues to score a lot more goals for PSG, of course."
On life at PSG
I’m relaxed and happy with my teammates, with the way I’m playing and the goals I’m scoring. I came here for that, to make history and try to get the best out of myself. The rumours will always be there. It was the same when I was at Santos and when I was at Barcelona. You [the press] know that very well. In every transfer window there’s something going around with my name on it and it’s impossible to prevent that. I’m happy, I’m fine. Good players always have rumours about them going around and I’m not alone in that but at the moment it seems that they only talk about me. What can I do about that?
On Real Madrid rumours
I’ve already spoken about that. There will always be speculation.
On the Champions League and the Ballon d'Or
The important thing is to go through to the quarter-finals, not for me to be the best in the world. The main objective is to win Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and the Champions League, which is the most important one for us. Individual prizes will come afterwards.
On Real Madrid and Cristiano
"I respect Cristiano greatly because he has made football history. He has been at the top of the game for ten years. I am trying to get close to those players. But Madrid will not only be about Ronaldo; him and many other good players create danger. I wish the game was the final, but this one will be upon us very quickly..."
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