Former Barcelona man Neymar has always had an up-and-down relationship with the Paris Saint-Germain fans. His progress in Paris has been stalled by repeated injuries and off-pitch drama, eroding the love many PSG fans felt toward the Brazilian superstar, especially when he tried to return to Barcelona.
Now, according to a report in Diario Sport, there’s been another chapter in their story. When the proposed move back to La Liga fell through Neymar went through weeks of whistles and insults from the PSG fans. Now, in the midst of recovery from a recent injury that has kept him out of their Champions League last 16 tie with the aforementioned Catalans, he’s posted a riposte to PSG fans that questioned his commitment to the cause as well as football fans in general that deride him as unprofessional.
“A few days ago I published my daily training, my routine from when I started until I finished, and I didn’t see a single message saying ‘what a professional, he’s taking care of himself’. Not one,” Neymar posted on social media.
The Brazilian hasn’t had a whole lot of luck in the Champions League since he traded Spain for France in 2017. PSG have played ten knockout games in that time, of which Neymar has played six. That’s a 60% participation rate in the club’s most important games, compared with a 100% record at Barcelona.