Neymar claims Barcelona “have board members that shouldn’t be there” and suggests his former team are no longer competitive.
Neymar left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record €222m earlier in August, and the Brazilian appeared to support calls for Josep Maria Bartomeu’s management to step down as they made him ”very sad”, while the club “deserve much better”.
“When I arrived, everything started well but then… at Barcelona, there are directors that shouldn’t be there. I’m very sad with them,” he said in the mixed zone after his two goals in PSG’s 6-2 win against Toulouse.
“I had four very happy years there, but Barca deserve much better.
“I have a lot of friends there, I hope things get better for Barca and that they go back to being a team that can compete.”
“I don’t have anything to say to the Barcelona board,” Neymar began.
“For me. … Well, actually I have something to say: That I am disappointed with them.
“For me, they shouldn’t be in charge of Barca. Barca deserve much better, and everyone knows this.”
Barcelona are still looking to sign a replacement for Neymar with their hopes of signing Philippe Coutinho dwindling after Liverpool rejected a third bid on Friday.
But reports in France have suggested a deal for Ousmane Dembele is close to being completed.
Culled from Football Espana