Neymar is lacking in motivation to pull on the Paris Saint-Germain jersey to the point that he sat out the club's 5-0 win over Angers in order to keep himself fresh for international duty, it has been claimed. The forward, who joined the Ligue 1 club in the summer for a world-record £198million, missed Unai Emery's side's latest walkover on Saturday with a knock. Emery told reporters before the game: 'Neymar had a small blow to his muscle and didn't feel well this morning. I spoke with the doctors and with him and we decided it's best if he stays in Paris.' However, on reporting for training with Brazil on Tuesday the 25-year-old's fitness was not even mentioned, with the team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, revealing Philippe Coutinho to be his only concern. And according to Spanish publication Sport, Neymar has little interest in playing for his club outside of the Champions League, such is his disillusion with the level he has found himself playing against. PSG are already four points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and have dropped just four points all season. Neymar has scored seven and set up a further six goals in just eight league appearances this season.
Neymar completely 'unmotivated' at PSG skipping Angers clash in order to keep fresh for international duty
Daily Mail | Nov 8