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02:33 PM, October 31, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:12 PM, October 31, 2017

Emery denies that Neymar is disengaged

Speculations were ripe that PSG star Neymar is unhappy with the methods of coach Unai Emery.

After Neymar’s recent visit to Barcelona, where he met Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in the dressing room, the rumours that the Brazilian is unhappy at PSG gained more ground.

Catalan media outlet Beteve had said that Neymar was already having second thoughts about his decision to leave the Nou Camp.


Reports had surfaced that some of members in the PSG squad did not like the special privileges that Neymar enjoys at Paris.

Even Barca coach Ernesto Valverde was asked about the Brazilian’s possible return to the Camp Nou.

Neymar visited the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper over the weekend to catch up with his old teammates.

"What a question... I always like these questions. People like to try and push me to say something. Let’s see what happens in the future but what am I going to say? I think it’s best if I say nothing really,” Valverde joked.

Neymar has scored 10 times in 11 matches for the Paris side but his commitment to the collective has come under scrutiny.

Coach Unai Emery refuted the idea that the Brazil star is inattentive.

"Neymar came here with the desire and motivation to work together with the club," he said.

"He has all the qualities needed, and he has the motivation and ambition to go higher in football – both individually and collectively.

"He's attentive at all the video sessions. He's in the front row, and all the players know that video sessions are important.

"If I didn't do them, the players would ask for them because they know how important they are. They're a new part of football."

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