PSG CEO: No one compelled Neymar to signal with us

Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi has warned file signing Neymar he solely desires gamers who’re “prepared to present all the pieces for the shirt.”

The Qatari supremo, who has already hinted preferential therapy is over for the Brazil worldwide, pulled no punches in his view on Neymar’s dedication to the Ligue 1 giants’ undertaking after L’Equipe had reported PSG may money in if a giant provide arrives after rising bored with him.

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“I need gamers prepared to present all the pieces for the shirt, the membership and be a part of for the undertaking,” Al-Khelaifi instructed France Soccer. “Those that are not looking for that, or don’t perceive, we’ll see one another and speak.

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“After all, there are contracts to be revered, however the precedence now’s complete dedication to the undertaking. No one compelled Neymar to signal for us. No one pushed him right here. He knowingly signed up for this undertaking.”

Neymar’s strike accomplice Kylian Mbappe not too long ago mentioned he needed extra accountability at PSG and Al-Khelaifi added he has spoken to the World Cup winner about these feedback. Membership sources have confirmed to ESPN FC that PSG haven’t any intention of promoting Neymar or Mbappe this summer time and that each shall be anticipated to purchase into the rejuvenation of the membership’s undertaking.

The French champions’ president additionally expressed his certainty that the Mbappe will nonetheless be at Parc des Princes subsequent marketing campaign.

“Kylian desires to be extra concerned within the PSG undertaking,” Al-Khelaifi mentioned. “To develop with the crew and the membership.

“I defined to him that you don’t ask for accountability, you go and get it. Generally, you even must take it. Don’t await it, pressure it. As he’s very clever, I’m positive that he understood. I’m not 100 p.c positive however 200 p.c positive that he shall be right here subsequent season. I can’t be letting this loopy participant go.”

Al-Khelaifi additionally mentioned was the primary guilty for the ill-discipline final season and vowed to embrace his obligations.

“All of us lacked character and authority,” he mentioned. “I’m the primary to recognise it in myself.

“I’m the primary perpetrator. I don’t wish to disguise or blame others, such because the participant or the coach. If final season didn’t work, it was my fault first. That can change.”

As reported by ESPN FC sources again in February, sporting director Antero Henrique had been on the way in which out for a while and Al-Khelaifi confirmed it was not a rushed resolution to half with the Portuguese.

“The thought [of replacing Henrique with Leonardo ] didn’t simply come to me in a single day,” he mentioned. “Gradual reflection finally matured.

“It was time to vary. At a sure level, all golf equipment want new impetus. We couldn’t go on like that.”

Leonardo has returned as a determine of authority among the many PSG hierarchy and Al-Khelaifi backed the Brazilian to run a tighter ship than his predecessor.

“Some self-discipline must return to the squad,” he mentioned. “If a participant makes a mistake, Leo will make it clear that the membership is nicely above them.

“The gamers could have higher accountability than earlier than. I need our gamers to be proud to put on our shirt and to not play solely when it fits them.”

ESPN FC’s France correspondent Julien Laurens contributed to this report.

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