NEYMAR has fuelled speculation he’s keen to cut short his stint in France, telling Esporte Interativo that ‘five months in France have felt like five years.’
Currently out injured and recovering in his native Brazil, the attacker’s club future has been the subject of increased speculation of late – with links to a blockbuster Real Madrid move refusing to go away.
The Brazilian superstar has now complained about his treatment in Ligue 1, suggesting he’s “always being hit.”
“I think there has been too much fouling. It’s unfair,” he said in an interview.
“The whole game I’m always being hit, my body is covered in bruises.”
Statistics suggest he might have a point, considering he is on average fouled 5.2 times per game in France’s top flight, while during his four seasons in La Liga the figure stood at a significantly lower 3.2 times per game.
The Daily Mail add that the 26-year-old is also unhappy at the playing surfaces in France, as well as the bus journeys regularly made by the PSG squad and the amount of time the team spends in hotels prior to games.
The comments come as Real manager Zinedine Zidane stated that he felt Neymar was “compatible” with his current forward three of Gareth Bale, Karim benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“People can say what they want, what the players say and what I say is always the same, that he is a good player but not ours,” Zidane told a press conference.
“I don’t know. Good players can perform in any team and any position. They are compatible. What the club does will always depend on factors like this.”
The forward faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup, while his club future remains a mystery despite only joining PSG in a world record deal last summer.