Neymar's response to PSG fans' boos
Neymar's response to PSG fans' boos

Neymar's response to PSG fans' boos

Brazilian star Neymar has indicated the transfer saga surrounding his departure from PSG is now well behind him, and he will give his all for the club.

The attacker scored a stoppage-time stunning overhead kick to hand the Paris-based side a 1-0 win over Strasbourg on Saturday night, despite a hostile reception by the home fans. 

The fans, who were still angered by his push to leave in the summer booed him throught the 90 minutes he was on the pitch, with many labeling him names using a foul language. 

He has however indicated he will give his best, further saying he understands the fans and won't hit back on their boos. 

"Everyone knew that I wanted to leave. I said it and I repeated it. I do not want to go into details. The page is turned," he said after the match. 

"I am a PSG player and now I am going to give everything on the pitch, I don't have a message for the supporters. If they want to boo me, then they are free to do it, I understand them,"

Manager backing

His manager, Thomas Tuchel, backed him to recover from the hostile reception, further indicating he couldn't blame the fans for their behavior. 

"It was not easy because he is a sensitive guy, but he did well," he told a news conference.

"That's the life, it's not easy for the fans too during the transfer market. That's why we have to accept their behaviour. I don't want to judge their behaviour, it's like that. It was not easy," 

"He can play better, with more dribbling and more runs. He needs several games in order to find the right rhythm and his physical abilities to make our game faster with his sprints," 

"He has the quality to decide the destiny of a game. I am happy he showed that in the last minute,"

PSG will next host Real Madrid next week in a Champions League tie. 

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