Neymar has publicly confirmed his intention to stay and extend his contract at Paris Saint-Germain and hopes Kylian Mbappe will do the same.
The Brazilian forward, who is reportedly set to expire next year, has been in negotiations with the club to prolong his tenure at Parc des Princes.
The tenure at PSG for Neymar was not always idyllic, with the supporters of the club publicly asking him to leave after he submitted a transfer request in the summer of 2019 and reported back late for pre-season training.
But he looked ready in an interview with TF1 to put behind him the ups and downs of the past and to excel alongside Kylian Mbappe under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
“I am very happy today,” he said. I feel happy. Things have changed a lot, I just can’t understand why, whether it’s just me, or something else has changed.
“But I am feeling good today. I’ve adapted. I feel calmer and here, I am very pleased. I want to stay with PSG, and I hope that Kylian, too, will stay. Of course, that is every PSG supporter’s wish.
“We want PSG to be a great team, and I want to continue doing what I’ve done every day in Paris – play football and be happy. That is the most important thing.”
The Brazilian also spoke about the disappointment of the final defeat to Bayern Munich in August in the Champions League but vowed to win the competition under Pochettino.
He said, “It’s something that I didn’t like at all,” I was crying, I just wanted to carry the cup back to France.
“Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to do it on this occasion, but we will have other opportunities and we are going to do everything we can to get back to the final and win that title.”
Neymar expanded on his friendship with Mbappe, who he considers his “brother” and says that to perform at the best of their abilities, they both need to feel at ease in their club.