Neymar has reaffirmed his commitment to Paris Saint-Germain following his match-winning intervention against RC Strasbourg Alsace at the Parc des Princes on Saturday evening.
The match looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Neymar latched onto a cross in injury time to score a stunning overhead kick and seal a 1-0 win.
It was the 27-year-old’s 35th goal in 38 Ligue 1 games. Speaking to the press, Neymar sounded determined to tally many more.
“Unfortunately, I’ve had injuries over the last few years but every time I’ve played I’ve delivered,” he said. “I’ve certainly had the best statistics of my career here. The transfer market’s closed. It’s a closed chapter. I won’t talk about it anymore.
“My head is at PSG. I’ll give everything on the pitch. I’m totally focused here and will give everything as I have at any club I’ve played for. I’m very happy to have scored. It was a special day.”
Neymar, who was booed throughout the match until his goal, also said he held nothing against the fans.
“I made it clear that I have nothing against the fans, nothing against Paris Saint-Germain as a club. Everyone knows I wanted to leave. I am not going to get into the details of what happened. It is time to turn the page. Today I am a PSG player.”
Neymar will next be in action on Wednesday, when PSG take on Real Madrid in the Champions League Group A opener, but he does not expect things to get any easier.
“It is not the first time I have been booed by everyone,” Neymar admitted. “I played in Brazil away from home, I was widely booed. I have played in finals and been booed, I have played here in France, away from home, and also been booed. It is sad but I know that, from now on, every game I play will be an away game.”