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Neymar: One Reason I Ditched Barca for PSG

Neymar: One Reason I Ditched FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 11, 2017 11:59 AM @KeeganKruger

Brazilian superstar Neymar has highlighted one reason why he left FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain.

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The 25-year-old's £198 million (R3.45 billion) move from the Camp Nou to the Ligue 1 giants smashed the world transfer record last month.

Speaking ahead of his club's UEFA Champions League tie against Scottish side Celtic on Tuesday night, Neymar discussed his team's chances in the European competition this season.

"One of my biggest reasons for joining PSG was to help the club write history," Neymar said, as quoted by The Sun.

"The Champions League is not the only trophy we want to win – but it is a very important trophy.

"The aim this season is to try and win it – that is the level the club are now at. I do believe we are capable of winning the tournament.

"Not only do we have the quality but we have the experience – the players who know what it takes to win the Champions League.

"I have won the tournament, Dani Alves has won it three times, Thiago Motta has won it at Barcelona and Inter, Angel Di Maria has won it with Real Madrid. We not only have quality but real experience."

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Les Parisiens were drawn alongside Bayern Munich, Anderlecht and Celtic in Group B.

Do you think PSG have the quality to go out and win the European competition this season? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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Pres4life Joined: 17 Nov 2015
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Pres4life Sep 14, 2017 10:10 AM
true that but experience does not automatically translate into success
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CECIL M Joined: 08 Jun 2017
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CECIL M Sep 13, 2017 10:00 AM
GOOD MAN
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bongasa176@gmail.com Sep 12, 2017 04:22 PM
This Neymar thing start irritating now, he is not the first star to join PSG we are watching you let's see if you are going to win UCL, prove yourself boy do not talk too much
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king mosha Sep 12, 2017 02:41 PM
yoooo ai this story is boring now ai
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Tumza086 Sep 12, 2017 01:07 PM
Why is neymer still trying to justify he's move from barcelona, this is starting to irritate me you left we have already acxepted and 4gotten abt you focus on psg career and stop talking as barca has no ambition to win
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tpmokuppo@gmail.com Sep 12, 2017 12:16 PM
Who cares?? This player begins to be annoying.
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Leoza Sep 12, 2017 11:56 AM
history books opened lets see if your pen can write...
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robbenwabayen Sep 11, 2017 11:28 PM
@ lecture.wena u dnt now football ,so bcoz neymar left barcelona he no longer b ur fvryt player.
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Warras4khosi Sep 11, 2017 09:09 PM
Go write that history boy.....i will be watching tomorrow
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The Lecturer Sep 11, 2017 07:44 PM
Who cares?
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JOMMAK Sep 11, 2017 06:03 PM
We don't really care why Neymar left Barca...he has left, FC Barcelona moves on, and Neymar must forget about Barcelona and focus on PSG, we have forgotten about him, he's not bigger than FC Barca, in life we drive looking forward and ahead, not looking at the rearview mirror...Neymar is history to us, we now talk of Messi, Rakitic, Dembele, and even Paulinho etc, those guys are our only concern at this moment.
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#eddie Sep 11, 2017 05:56 PM
Lol....let's wait nd see if barca nd of course the best player in the world hav something to say abt that!!!.....#messi the top goal for UEFA this season....#barca to take the UEFA....#FACT!
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Star Sa Makhosi 7 Sep 11, 2017 05:06 PM
Champions league is no the reason why Neymer left Barca Mr Editor your heading and the article are very misleading.
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tlaksGP Sep 11, 2017 04:51 PM
Champions league is not pap&vleis you have to sweat real hard,I agree with him that they do have real quality players with experience I only see them reaching semi-final or even final but winning it is something else.
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Lelyz Sep 11, 2017 04:44 PM
PSG dyserve 2win Championship coz of their quality payers & their experiance too.
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jujunation4lyf Sep 11, 2017 04:36 PM
Easier said than done !
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Gazankulu26 Sep 11, 2017 03:17 PM
8.ta that's ma boi
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chinyama Sep 11, 2017 02:45 PM
with Quality anything is possible look at sundowns now
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Nteoooo Sep 11, 2017 02:32 PM
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IS FOR ENGLAND,GERMANY AND SPAIN ONLY. DON'T COME AND LIE HERE. YOU CAMP NOU
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yanganobanda@gmail.com Sep 11, 2017 02:31 PM
we all know he is lying

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