Neymar scored the winning goal against Racing Strasbourg in his first outing for Paris Saint-Germain in just three months after a 1-0 win over Racing Strasbourg. Previously, his own fans had loudly booed the Brazilian. Also banners with clear messages for the football star were to be seen in the prince park. "I know, from now on, every game will be an away game for me," Neymar said afterwards.
The Transfertheater of the summer has left its mark on the French master. The desired and forced return to Spain did not materialize, much to the disappointment of the former Barcelona player, who emphasized: "Everyone knows that I wanted to leave, I had my reasons and tried everything, but unfortunately they did not let me go. "
Against Strasbourg showed Neymar again, why Paris had paid two years ago, the record amount of 222 million euros for him, provided with a worthwhile fallback in injury time for victory.
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"Those who whistle you are the same people who cheer your gates," Neymar said after his ravaged comeback
"I made it clear that I have nothing against the fans, nothing against Paris Saint-Germain as a club," he said, promising, "Today I'm a PSG player, I'll give everything on the pitch."
Coach Thomas Tuchel understood both sides. "It was not easy for him because he is a very sensitive boy," said the coach. "But it was not easy for the fans during the transfer, so we have to accept their reactions, that's the way it is." Neymar now needs some games to get back in his rhythm. If PSG on Tuesday (21 clock, live ticker SPIEGEL) to the start of the group stage receives the Spanish record champions Real Madrid, but Neymar is not present because of a ban.