Adapting to the French Ligue 1 and with Paris Saint-Germain admittedly not difficult for Neymar, because there are many similarities with the Spanish league and what Barcelona philosophy he has played so far, but if talking about the process of adaptation to the city of Paris, the Brazilian star admits the difficulties. It took a long time for him to feel like he was at home, but now Neymar claims he’s been fine.
As is known, Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window of 2017 from Barcelona, after reaching a world record-breaking transfer agreement, 222 million Euros. In his first season at Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar’s performance was impressive, so many considered that the adaptation process with Les Parisiens went well.
Neymar himself admitted he could adapt to French football as well as Paris Saint-Germain, because there are similarities with Barcelona and Spanish La Liga. However, Neymar was concerned about the process of adaptation to the City of Paris.
“Adapting to Ligue 1 is easier than I expected – it’s easier because it’s very similar to La Liga. I had a little trouble adapting to this city and suffered a little. Now I feel at home,” said Neymar in an interview with Canal.
Furthermore, the former Barcelona star spoke of transfer speculation which has recently often linked him to the former club, also with Real Madrid.
“There is always speculation about me. Since I became a professional footballer, there has been speculation that I will go to another club – not always concrete. If something is certain, rest assured I’ll talk to everyone,” he said.
Reportedly, Neymar’s relationship with new coach Thomas Tuchel is not very good, and this makes the player more and not at home at PSG, but the claim was also ignored by Neymar.
“There is a friendship with the trainer, but at the same time there are also mutual subjects. I respect him as a coach, but when you have to talk to each other, you talk. Since we first spoke, I developed a great affection for him. When you feel this kind of affection for your coach, you give your life for them on the field.”