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Tuchel reveals his talk with Neymar

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The Paris Saint-Germain manager spoke to Neymar Junior on the conditions for the next year, as his move to Barcelona wasn’t successful.

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar Junior wanted to return to Barcelona during the summer transfer window.

But his move didn’t happen, and he is set to remain in the French Ligue 1 side.

That is why PSG manager Thomas Tuchel spoke to him and cleared things.

“The supporters have expressed their opinions and I can understand them, absolutely. It’s their right to express themselves,” coach Tuchel told The Guardian.

“They’re proud of their club and it’s not so nice when you hear your player talking for weeks and weeks saying he wants to leave.”

He explained: “As I told Neymar, sometimes it’s like this in life – you have to face the truth and deal with the consequences.”

“Neymar has a good heart.”

Tuchel continued saying: “Sometimes it’s a bit hard to see that he is a nice person when you only watch him play from outside. But he is, he’s a nice guy.”

“I told him: ‘You think the hardest part is over but from now on you have to deal with me and I’m going to push you hard. So the hardest thing is still to come for you.’”

“I have no clear definition,” he added.

“Points count, definitely, titles count if you go to a club like PSG, that’s the way it is. But there’s also the relationships with the players, the connection with the players, sometimes helping a player through a difficult period in his career.”

“That’s also a success, no? Hopefully, I don’t depend too much on the points and the titles because the possibility that you get sad or that you don’t fulfill your own goals is too high,” he concluded.

“There’s more to life than points and trophies but we’re all very competitive and we all want to win every game.”