visibly upset Neymar was speaking following Brazil’s 3-1 friendly win over Japan, facing the media alongside national coach Tite.

Recent reports have suggested the 25-year-old is seeking a move away from PSG, just months after joining from Barcelona in a £198million deal.

Neymar is believed to have fallen out with manager Unai Emry and star team-mate Edinson Cavani but he strongly denied.
I want to ask you to stop creating stories which are not true,” he told reporters.

“I want to say what I think. I’m totally realistic and what I don’t like is these false stories about me, there is nothing bothering me at my club.

Brazilcoach Tite was moved to defend Neymar following reports this week that the world-record signing has fallen out with PSG manager Unai Emery. Tite’s defence of Neymar left the forward on the verge of tears, and he hugged his coach before hurriedly leaving the press conference.
“People always said I had problems with Neymar. We are sick of hearing that. I can say he has personality and character,” Tite said. “We are not perfect, we are human beings. Sometimes we react in the wrong way. I did that in my career. But we have to be careful when we talk about people’s character and nature. I can talk about Neymar’s character, nature, and big heart.”


The match was an unusual affair which kicked off at 1pm at Lille’s half-empty Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Neymar scored a penalty and missed another, with Gabriel Jesus and Marcelo also on target for Brazil.

“I had a great welcome. Everyone treated me with care and respect,” Neymar said afterwards.

“Any move to a new place of work has difficulties, it takes a while, but it also depends on people at the club to make adaptation quicker. That’s what happened to me, I adapted quickly.”

“I talked to Tite, this is something that has hurt me little by little,” Neymar added. “I don’t like made up stories. My trouble is with part of the press. It is not against everyone. It is against those that think they know it all, but they don’t. I have no issue with Cavani, no issue with the coach. On the contrary, I came to PSG with his support.”

Neymar’s performance was a mixed bag. He looked affronted whenever there was the hint of physical contact from a Japan player but he had a great night…

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