Amid abuses from fans, Brazilian football superstar Neymar Jr scored a stunning goal in the stoppage time to help his club win 1-0 against Strasbourg on his Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) return.
His strike in the injury time helped PSG script a dramatic win. However, the match saw Neymar being booed by the fans as he had wished to go back to Barcelona during the summer transfer window but the deal eventually did not happen.
Commenting on the rather harsh reactions of the fans, Neymar told ESPNFC, “I have no message for the supporters. I knew this would probably be tough.”
“If they want to yell at me, they are free to. They should not focus on me, though. The most important thing is the team. From now on, I will be playing every home match as if it is away”, he added.
“From the moment the transfer window closed, I have been focused on PSG. I had a lot of serious injuries and I missed out on lots of games. However, whenever I am on the pitch, I have responded,” he said.
When quizzed about his reasons for planning a departure from the club, he stated, “For personal reasons. It was nothing against PSG. When you do not feel good in a job, you look to change.”
“It was a personal reason, I had my reason, and I wanted to leave. I did my best, but unfortunately, they did not. I will not go into details about it. This is the last time I will talk about it.
“They booed me the whole game and then were forced to celebrate my goal,” he concluded.