The Brazilian has been linked with a return to his former club after his unhappiness at the French capital was made public.
On Saturday, Neymar sent a message that could be interpreted as disrespectful by his current employers. When asked about his best memory in football, the 27-year-old spoke about the time he inspired his former club to a historical come-back against PSG in the 2016/17 Champions League last 16.
“My best memory in football? What we felt when we scored the sixth goal. I never felt something like this. It was incredible,” he said.
Any doubts of whether the answer was a slip of tongue were removed when he provided the same answer when asked about his best dressing room memory.
“The best memory in a locker room? Well, when we won against PSG with Barcelona, we all went crazy. I believe it was the best possible feeling for all of us,” Neymar concluded.
Wantaway Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar attended his annual five-a-side tournament in his home city of Sao Paulo on Saturday as he continues to seek a move away from the French club.
Neymar, has refused to return to Paris for the start of pre-season training, as he pursues a move back to his former club Barcelona.
But, with Barca having completed the signing of forward Antoine Griezmann on Friday for €120 million from Atletico Madrid, it remains to be seen whether the Catalan club will be able to afford to bring the Brazilian back to the Camp Nou, without first selling some other assets.
“I’m almost a hundred per cent, I just need to train,” Neymar told local media.
“I’ll play a little bit here, I’ll have fun with the guys. I hope everybody enjoys this party. A big kiss.”
Brazilian defensive midfielder Casemiro says Neymar will be missed for their Copa America final against Peru at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been absent for the tournament through injury and Casemiro believes he would’ve boosted the team.
There’s no dispute that he’s the best Brazilian player,” the Real Madrid midfielder said.
“Of course, if Neymar was here it would have been better for us and would be more helpful. But he’s not here and we must overcome this difficulty.”
Hosts Brazil have impressed in defence having not conceded a single goal so far in the competition.
They are the favourites to win the title especially after they thrashed Peru 5-0 during the group stage.
Everton, Roberto Firmino, Casemiro, Dani Alves and Willian scored against Peru in the teams’ first encounter, with Peruvian goalkeeper Pedro Gallese stopping a penalty from Gabriel Jesus near the end of the match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.
Brazil will be seeking its ninth Copa America title and first since 2007. Peru, with two South American cup trophies, will play its first decider of the tournament in 44 years.