Following Neymar’s record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain from FC Barcelona, the 25-year-old had to respond to a variety of questions asked at a press conference in the French capital.
One of the responses came after a question labelling him as ‘the next Luis Figo’ was presented to him, an indication of Barcelona fans showing their frustration over Neymar’s move to another European giant.
Ex-Barca president Gaspart: “Neymar is like Figo [to Real Madrid]. Others left with dignity.”
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Neymar responded by saying:
“I’m sad about the fact that fans actually think that. I hope it’s just the minority of fans that think that.
“I never lacked respect to the fans.”
Neymar’s comparison to Figo by ex-Barcelona president Gaspart infers that the Brazilian has made a name for himself as a ‘traitor’ to those loyal to the Blaugrana, the same way Luis Figo did after departing for Real Madrid.
However, the £200m-man insists that he still has still holds a place in his hearts for the fans at the Camp Nou as he looks forward for a new challenge with the Parisians.