Neymar could well be regretting his decision to leave Barcelona according to Marc Andre Ter Stegen, who thinks that no matter how good some players are, they cannot beat being at a club as good as Barcelona, and there is only regret when they leave.
He admitted that Neymar is a world class player, and his personality was also key for the side – but added that they can cope without any player in the world – and that their new signings will also be vital for them.
“The quality of Ney, you can’t explain it,” Ter Stegen told ESPN. “Because he was super important for us, as a person [and] in the team, as a footballer.
“Now, everyone needs to understand what he did because maybe he wants to win something else, also personally.
“His decision only he knows but in the end we had to compensate all this and this is not easy because he had so much quality, but we did it in a different way and now we have a very, very strong team.
“I think we’ve got some new players who have made us even stronger and hopefully they feel good and comfortable in the team and they adapt very fast.
“Dembele didn’t play very often because he was injured [and] Coutinho just came.
“We always need to give them time and be patient because they are young and they have some great years ahead.”
It may not even be the fact that Neymar is regretting leaving Barcelona, but that he thinks he made a mistake going to PSG, with the club far from what he expected.
As much as the player himself protested about thinking Ligue 1 was a tough league, the fact of the matter is, it simply is not, and there have even been claims he does not want to play against certain sides – peferring to save himself for the Champions League and World Cup this summer.
Should PSG get knocked out the Champions League to Real Madrid, those rumours about Neymar wanting to go to Madrid may get even stronger.