At the press conference announcing Neymar’s arrival in Paris, PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, twice declared that his club had secured the best player in the world:
Neymar spoke to to ESPN about his decision to join Paris Saint Germain. He talked about how much enjoyed playing with Lionel Messi, whom he refers to as the best player in the world. But he also said that the reason he decided to leave his great teammate and the great Barcelona behind was because he wanted new challenges:
“It has been difficult to leave Barcelona.I was very well adjusted there. After spending four years at the club, I was happy there. I had the best player in the world (Lionel Messi) by my side. I had great players. So my dad asked me: ‘Why would you leave Barcelona at this moment?’ I think that was what he was thinking. But now he is very happy. He is very happy with this new challenge and he is already pushing me to train harder. But I am very, very happy.”
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