Neymar Says He Will Stay at PSG because He Wants to Win the Champions League

Brazilian said he likes the pressure placed on him for the European title

Football player Neymar, 28, is determined to return to a Champions League championship game. And he wants to do that with the Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) team.

In an interview with the French club's official magazine, published on Monday (31), the Brazilian striker stated that he would remain at PSG for the next season, in which he hopes to take the team back to the final of the tournament, but with a different outcome to of the confrontation with Bayern Munich (ALE), in Lisbon.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar reacts as he walks past the trophy after the UEFA Champions League final football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 23, 2020. (Photo by Miguel A. Lopes / POOL / AFP) - AFP

"I want to reach the Champions League final again and, this time, win it. I like the idea of doing everything in my power to put my name in the club's history books," Neymar told PSG magazine.

The club's main project since Qatar Sports Investments bought it in 2011 has been to win the European title. This time in Lisbon, the French were defeated by Bayern Munich, who won their sixth cup in the competition.

To reach its first Champions League final, PSG spent 1.25 billion euros (R $ 8.4 billion) on signings in the last nine years, from the purchase of QSI.

The hiring of Neymar in 2017 alone cost Paris Saint-Germain 222 million euros (R $ 1.48 billion in current values).

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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