Almost four months after the Brazilian star’s departure from Barcelona, there are several – if not many – Blaugrana fans who are yet to ‘swallow’ not just Neymar’s departure, but how it happened. Gerard Pique is not a simple Barcelona fan, but he’s definitely one of those who… saw Neymar’s point.
You try to do the best for your club and you also create relationships and friendships – with Neymar my relationship is really strong
the Catalan defender told Telegraph Sport, talking about his former teammate.
Even though it really hurt the club when he left, as a friend I could understand his decision and why he wanted to go to Paris. I tried to be fair to him no matter what
Pique said, going back to the days that Neymar… dropped his “I’m leaving” bomb.
As a Barcelona fan it hurts and I understand that maybe some Barcelona fans are disappointed about how he left, but it is very difficult to find a player who stays at the same club for the whole of their career
the Spain international said, before reaching the… bottom line, and why he totally understands why his former teammate left Barcelona.
They need more motivation, they want to fight for new things. I know Neymar wanted the Ballon d’Or so I think it is fair he left for Paris where he will be the main star. If he does a good job in the Champions League and in France he has options to win the Ballon d’Or