Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has revealed that one of the reasons he left Barcelona for the Parisian giants was to make history and win the Champions League.
The 25-year-old has made a brilliant start to life with his new club, scoring four goals and providing four assists in as many games so far this season.
As reported by The Sun, the French giants splashed out £198m to sign the Brazilian international last month, while it’s said he’s on an eye-watering £500,000-a-week salary.
In turn, those are pretty good reasons for moving to the French capital too, but it’s about more than that for Neymar as he eyes Champions League glory with the club and to write history for them to leave a legacy behind.
“One of my biggest reasons for joining PSG was to help the club write history. The Champions League is not the only trophy we want to win, but it is a very important trophy. 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.”
PSG have been poor in Europe in recent years, and their now infamous capitulation against Barcelona last season could take some time to recover from.
However, with an attacking trident of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, they have to be fancied as one of the top contenders, although question marks still remain over their midfield and defence in particular as against the top sides, they could get found out.