PSG star, Neymar has hit back as critics, telling them to judge him solely on his performances on the pitch instead of tagging him a ‘partygoer’ in Paris.
The Brazilian moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 for a world record of £198m but has often been pictured at lavish bars and nightclubs in the French capital.
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Speaking about being labelled a partygoer, the 29-year-old said he only goes out when he doesn’t have training the next day.
‘I speak of respect because people say: “Ah, Neymar doesn’t take care of himself, Neymar is this, Neymar is that,” he said in an interview with YouTube channel Fui Clear.
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‘How can one be 12 years at the top without taking care of himself? Nobody gets that. I know how to take care of myself, I have a physiotherapist and a physical trainer with me for practically 24 hours, what for? Not at all?
‘I go out when I can. I go out when possible when I know that I will not train the next day. I will not stop doing anything. What is the problem? You have to charge me for what I do on the court, there I allow you to speak, but what I do outside…’