He missed the derby against Real Madrid after a silly-silly red card at Malaga, and for applauding ironically as he was leaving the field, which tripled his suspension. At least, he looks sure that he’s learned his lesson.
I harmed myself and I’ve learned a lot from what happened. I think the second booking was correct, it was a foul. I was trying too hard to go for the ball. I wasn’t protesting about getting sent off for that, but because of the first yellow card. It shouldn’t have been shown, it had nothing to do with the game. But I know that I have to learn from it
Neymar told beIN Sports, referring to the yellow card he saw in the first half against Malaga, for tying up his shoelaces, in a way that was delaying the game.
The Brazilian talked about Lionel Messi as well, expressing his hope that soon the Argentine will sign a new contract with Barcelona. His current one expires in something more than 12 months.
Messi is an idol and a friend, someone I am lucky enough to train with every day. I have spent four years with him and I learn things from him every day: how to strike the ball, how to be alert during matches… he is not from this planet. I hope that he renews, that Barcelona’s people get working on it so that Leo stays here with us