‘I was ‘drunk’, that’s why it happened…’

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 1:23 PM

Neymar has responded on Instagram to the media commotion surrounding his commitment to his club Paris Saint-Germain. After the Brazilian shone in the duel with Lorient (5-1 win), he couldn’t resist getting his fill on Instagram. In a video of Neymar’s second goal, where he nicely rounds off after a combination with teammate Kylian Mbappe, he writes: “I was ‘drunk’, that’s why it happened … as they say.”

The wing attacker shone with his team on Sunday evening in the home game against Lorient. Neymar scored two goals for PSG. Especially the second goal he made was of great beauty. After Neymar played someone through the legs, he entered into a combination with Mbappé, after which he completed himself with conviction. It turned out to be the last goal in a match in which PSG’s dreamed attack trio seemed to be running at full speed. Following that match, Neymar posted on Instagram, where he wrote below a video of his second goal: “I was ‘drunk’, that’s why it happened…as they say.”

The much-discussed Neymar responded to the statements of journalist Daniel Riolo. “Neymar hardly trains and arrives at the club intoxicated as if he were about to get drunk at any moment,” Riolo said in the program presented by Gilbert Brisbois. After Foot from RMC Sports† “Paris Saint-Germain fans don’t care about Neymar’s antics or his Netflix documentary. They should cancel his contract and let him go. He’s doing a lot of damage to the club. Let him go, he’s ruining the club.” Neymar still has a contract until mid-2025, but if it is up to Riolo, he will not serve it.

The journalist was very hard in his analysis about the situation that PSG is currently going through. “It is no longer a club. There is no longer a common thread. The coach no longer exists, the chairman has not said a word anymore. It is a disaster, the thumbscrews should have been tightened. Nothing. Neither Leonardo (sporting director, ed. ), nor Nasser Al-Khelaifi (chairman, ed.). Nothing. A total defeat. There is a total rift with the club and the dressing room.”

L’Equipe wrote earlier that groups had formed in the PSG dressing room, with Lionel Messi and Neymar on the one hand and the French-speaking players including Achraf Hakimi on the other. In addition, the relationship between Gianluigi Donnarumma and Keylor Navas is said to be on the mend. Doubts are increasing in particular about the working method of trainer Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian would not be tough enough and take an ‘too sober and understanding approach’ towards his players. The coach could count on credit several times and was even compared to his predecessor Thomas Tuchel, but would now have lost that honor.