Neymar blasts PSG administration in the post-match interview after PSG lost to Valencia in the first leg of the round of 16 tie.
Neymar returned on the field to play against Borussia Dortmund in a crucial Champions League tie, he definitely had a great impact on the game and even bagged a goal to achieve a vital away goal by the end of the game.
However, the Brazilian International was not happy with the game-time he received before this intense tie and blasted PSG’s administration for not playing him in the league games, which could have prepared him for this game.
He declared that he was ready to play for a while, but was not allowed to participate. “It’s hard not to play for four games,” Neymar said. “Unfortunately it was not my choice, it came from the club, the doctors; they’re the ones who made the decision, one that I did not like.
“We’ve had a lot of discussions on that. I wanted to play, I was feeling well but the club was afraid, and in the end, I’m the one suffering.” he further said.
Neymar has been marred with injuries this season, earlier a hamstring injury in October also kept him out of six matches. The Brazilian’s return to full fitness is however timely as PSG look to avoid another round of 16 exit in the Champions League.
One of the reasons PSG got eliminated from the last two seasons in the round of 16 was majorly because of the absence of Neymar from these two ties in previous seasons.
The fact was admitted by Neymar in the interview, “I understand the fear that the club was suffering from because in the last two years I was not able to play in the round of 16. I respect the decision, but it cannot be like this, because the player ends up suffering.”
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Now, PSG will face Borussia Dortmund in the return leg of the fixture at home, and with an away goal in hand, they tie is still wide open ahead of the game at their den.