PSG go to struggling Lille on Saturday, exactly six months on from Neymar’s world-record transfer from Barcelona, with the Brazilian superstar bidding to add to his overall haul of 26 goals from 24 matches.
“I wasn’t expecting this at the beginning, these statistics with Paris Saint-Germain. But I’m here to help the team and my teammates and to try and do better each day, in each match, and that’s the most important thing,” Neymar told PSG TV.
“It’s not my objective to be the team’s main player, the lad who gets the most assists or scores the most goals. I just want to play my own football, that’s how it is, I want to make things happen.”
Neymar followed up a four-goal performance in an 8-0 win over Dijon with a brace in last weekend’s 4-0 rout of Montpellier, and despite constant speculation about his future, he is adamant there is much more to come in Paris.
“It’s just the beginning,” said the 25-year-old, who scored the club’s 2000th goal at the Parc des Princes against Montpellier.
“Making history with this club is an important thing for a player. That’s why I came here. To make history and help PSG progress.”
After Saturday’s trip north, PSG visit second-tier Sochaux in the French Cup and then host Toulouse in Ligue 1 before all eyes turn to the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with holders Real Madrid in Spain on February 14.
The Gabon forward has joined the Gunners on a long-term contract for a club-record fee, thought to be in the region of £56m.
Here, Sport360 takes a look at the 28-year-old’s career in numbers so far.
141 – Goals for Borussia Dortmund in 213 appearances across all competitions following his move to Germany from French club St Etienne in July 2013.
56 – Caps for Gabon, with Aubameyang named African footballer of the Year for 2015.
31 – Bundesliga goals in the 2016/17 season, which made Aubameyang the leading scorer in the German top flight.
23 – International goals.
21 – Goals so far this season for Dortmund, in all competitions.
6 – Champions League appearances in this season’s group stage.
4 – Goals in the Champions League this season – including one against Tottenham at the Westfalenstadion and two in the 3-2 defeat at Real Madrid.
1 – Trophies won at Dortmund – the DFB-Pokal, Germany’s national cup competition, in 2017.