Neymar: ‘I’ll do my best even if I have to die’

Neymar, who disappointed in the second half of the Champions League semi-final first leg played with his Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City (who won 1-2 last Wednesday at the Parc des Princes) , made a statement on the website of the Parisian club in which he promised to be “the first warrior to take action” this Tuesday in the return against the ‘citizens’ at the Etihad, where he said that he will give “the best of me, I will do everything possible to help him come back, even if it is necessary to die in the field ”.

The good news for PSG this Monday is that, recovered, Kylian Mbappé was able to travel to Manchester as part of the list for the match. The players of Mauricio Pochettino’s team want to sell optimism, starting with Neymar. “Every Parisian must believe in us. And so are we, even if the first leg was so difficult and it doesn’t matter what the statistics say about our chances of winning, “said the former Barcelona player.

Neymar told the PSG website: “I am on the front line and I will be the first warrior who will go to fight for the team. I will do my best and do everything possible so that we can come back. Even if you have to die on the pitch, “added Neymar.

PSG’s dream of playing their second consecutive Champions League final (after losing the first in their history on 20 August, in this case 0-1 in Lisbon against Bayern, which in this edition they left out in the quarterfinals) It was very difficult for Pochettino’s men in the wake of a 1-2 loss in the first round against City. t

PSG has just won in Ligue 1 on Saturday at Lens 2-1, in a match in which Neymar acknowledges that his team “felt tired, we have some things to improve, but the victory serves to keep us alive in the title fight ”. PSG is one point behind the leader Lille. The Parisians won the French Super Cup in January (2-1 against Marseille) and in the semifinals of the French Cup they will face Montpellier on May 12.