The Brazilforward has come under criticism after revealing his favouritefootballing memory was one in which his current club lost 6-1 to Barcalona. Neymar’s recent comments on his best footballing memory were not meant to disrespect Paris Saint-Germain, his father has stated. The winger has been linked with a potential move away from PSG this summer, with former club Barcelona touted as a possible destination. The Brazil international found himself at the centreof controversy after comments made on Saturday, in
“What we felt when we scored the sixth goal was incredible, it was completely crazy, we were all crazy. I think it's the best memory for us all.” PSG fans did not take too kindly to the forward speaking so fondly of the result, but the forward's father has now stated that the player meant no disrespect to his employers.
“Attributing this spontaneous and honest response to a provocation to his current club is a malicious attitude whose sole purpose is to create a controversy where there is not any,” said Neymar Santos Sr. in a post on Instagram. “Many journalists and fans around the world consider this meeting to be one of the most memorable of the player's career. “My son did not intend any disrespect to PSG or the athletes who played that match in 2017, some of them are now his club-mates. “From the end of that game to today, he always remembers this match as one of the most important of his career.”
The 27-year-old is currently the subject of the most high-profile transfer