Brazilian star Neymar has alleged that he and Lionel Messi were put through hell in their last few months at Paris Saint-Germain. Messi, who returned to Paris as the FIFA World Cup 2022 winner and the best player in the tournament was booed by the PSG ultras for their failure in the Champions League 2022/23. The team were knocked out by German side Bayern Munich in a 3-0 result over two legs, where the star-studded forward line was not able to show up.
Speaking to Brazilian outlet Globo, Neymar revealed the inside details and said that neither Messi nor him were happy in Paris in the last few months.
“I was very happy for the year he (Messi) had, but at the same time very sad, because he lived both sides of the coin, he went to heaven with the Argentina team, won everything in recent years, and with Paris he lived hell. We lived through hell, both he and I. We get upset, because we’re not there for nothing, we’re there to do our best, be champions, try to make history, that’s why we started playing together again, we came together there so we could make history. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it,” Neymar said in the interview.
Both players were linked to Saudi Pro League at the end of the previous season. While Messi opted to go to Inter Miami, Neymar was signed by Al-Hilal.
“Messi left in a way that, for football, he didn’t deserve. For everything he is, everything he does, anyone who knows him knows, he is a guy who trains, who fights, if he loses he gets angry, and he was unfairly treated in my opinion. But at the same time I was very happy that he won the World Cup. As you said, football was fair this time, since the Brazilian team lost, Messi deserved to end his career like this,” Neymar said on Lionel Messi