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Barca chief flays disloyal Neymar over PSG switch
    2017-August-9  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

BARCELONA president Josep Maria Bartomeu hit out at Neymar’s lack of loyalty to the club Monday and criticized the Brazilian for staying silent up until his world record 222-million euro (US$261 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

The speculation about Neymar’s move to France overshadowed the club’s preseason tour of the United States in July and, while his teammates were inundated with questions about the player, the forward made no comment on his future until the move was confirmed last Thursday.

“His way of doing things was not the best, it was not the behavior we expect of one of our players,” Bartomeu said.

“We were always clear and we would have liked a bit more clarity from him. Values are very important to us and players need to feel like they are at the best club in the world.”

Bartomeu said the club was now ready for life without Neymar, who scored 105 goals in four seasons with Barcelona and won two Liga titles, three Copa del Reys and the 2015 UEFA Champions League.

He contrasted the Brazilian’s fleeting loyalty with one-club-men Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.

“No player is above Barca, everything has a limit and that is why we did what we did. Messi’s loyalty should be an example for everyone who wants to wear our colors, as should Iniesta’s,” said Bartomeu.

Bartomeu added that the team would move away from its recent axis of Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, the most prolific front three of all time, to focus on building a stronger team overall.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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