Neymar: Champions League glory is the dream

Brazilian star Neymar wants to win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain above everything else ahead of next month’s last-clash against Manchester United

The 26-year-old is now in his second season at PSG and he’s enjoyed a stunning start to life at the Parc Des Princes by becoming the fastest player to score 32 goals in 33 Ligue 1 games in the past 45 seasons.

Aside from that, Neymar has formed a deadly strike partnership with Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani which has played a big part in PSG’s domination in France with Thomas Tuchel’s men already 13 points ahead at the top of Ligue 1 with two games in hand from nearest challengers Lille OSC.

But, for Neymar, the prize he values above all is the Champions League which was one of the key reason’s the PSG chief’s forked out a world record €222m to sign him from Barcelona in 2017.

“I want to win everything, especially the Champions League, since it’s every player’s dream,” Neymar told Canal Plus. “United will be a good game for us and for people who like football.

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“What do we lack in order to win the Champions League? You have to grow in this competition, everyone must attack and defend well. We were good defensively in the first games, we’re getting better and better.”

Neymar previously won the Champions League at Barcelona during the 2014/15 campaign, where he partnered Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi up front as the Catalans secured a 5th title in the competition.

PSG, who thrashed bottom-placed side Guingamp 9-0 in Ligue 1 on Saturday for their 17th win in 19 games, will travel to Old Trafford on February 12  for the first leg of their last-16 clash against the in-form United.

The Parisians will then host the return leg at the Parc Des Princes on March 6 to decide the outcome of their tie.


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