The Blaugrana are about to play their first friendly game in this preseason, they are facing Juventus in the United States, but these last days have been all about Neymar, kind of overshadowing everything else that is going on at the club.
This is a time of rumour – we understand that’s how it is, but he is with us right now
Ernesto Valverde answered when asked about the Brazilian star.
Neymar and I have talked but about other stuff, such as tactics and stuff related to that
the Barcelona coach then answered to a second Neymar-related question. It wasn’t going to be the last one.
He’s a player that we love and we want, not only football-wise but also the things that he brings to the team in the locker room
the Spanish coach also said about Neymar, before receiving yet another question regarding the Brazil international and PSG’s reported determination to sign him this summer.
I understand that you insist on the Neymar topic, but there is no need to worry about something where we don’t know if it’s going to happen or not. Neymar is not going to leave tomorrow. If anything happens in the future, we’ll see in the future. But for now, there’s no need to worry about it
Valverde concluded, putting an end to the Neymar-related questions, talking to reporters before a training session at the Reb Bull Arena in New Jersey.