Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has confessed that he anticipated Neymar’s summer behaviour.
The striker appears to be actively pursuing a return to former club Barcelona, refusing to join up with the PSG squad for pre-season training.
Speaking after PSG's 6-1 win friendly win over Dynamo Dresden on Tuesday, the German manager voiced his disapproval of the Brazilian's antics. Neymar refused to report on time for pre-season but the manager believes that the situation can be resolved.
“I’m always disappointed if a player shows up late but it is between the club and Ney,” Tuchel said, quoted by RMC Sport.
“I knew before the start of the Copa América that he wanted to leave but it is something between the club and him.
“I think Neymar should come to China with his team-mates. He’s done tests and he is ready.”
PSG play another game in Germany against Nürnberg before departing for China to continue their pre-season preparations.
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