Ahead of the UEFA Champions League final at the Lisbon Estádio da Luz in Portugal against six-time winners Bayern Munich, Brazilian star Neymar says he wants to inspire Paris Saint-Germain to their first title in the competition.
The Brazilian became the world’s most expensive player when he moved to Parc des Princes from Barcelona for €220 million (£198m/$260m) in 2017 and determined to lead the team to glory.
“Winning The Champions League is special, I know this. But to win it with PSG would be making history – and that is exactly what I came here to do,” Neymar told the Daily Star. “The semi-final was a very good performance – but nobody remembers who wins semi-finals.
“That is over now. Bayern are going to prove a very big test and we will be ready. They have many good players, but we are also at a high level and I feel I am playing at my best since I have arrived in Paris.
“This is where we want to be. The owners have a big project and part of that project is to be considered the best in Europe. We have never been closer than we are now – but we must stay focused.”
Neymar has scored 19 goals and 12 assists from 26 appearances this season and the Champions League title will be a perfect end to the 2019/2020 for the forward and give him a shout for the Ballon D’Or.