PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN star Neymar has fired back at critics who label him a ‘partygoer’.
The Brazilian has previously been criticised for his physique, more recently when a photo of him on a yacht emerged during the summer.
Spanish outlet AS even labelled the Brazilian ‘out of shape’ after he was taken off in PSG’s 2-0 win over Reims earlier this season.
But Neymar insists he knows how to look after himself, because if he didn’t, he wouldn’t have spent ’12 years at the top.’
Speaking to the Fui Clear YouTube channel, he fired back at his critics saying: “I speak of respect because people say: ‘Ah, Neymar doesn’t take care of himself, Neymar is this, Neymar is that’.
“How can one be 12 years at the top without taking care of himself? Nobody gets that.”
He continued: “I know how to take care of myself, I have a physical therapist and a physical trainer practically 24 hours with me, for what? Not at all?”
Neymar insists he only goes out when he doesn’t have training the next day, and vowed he won’t stop doing so because of the criticism.
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He added: “I go out when I can. I go out when possible, when I know that I will not train the next day. I will not stop doing anything. What is the problem?
“You have to judge me for what I do on the field, there I allow you to speak, but what I do outside.”
PSG find themselves top of both Ligue 1 and their Champions League group.
But the Parisians have been far from impressive despite having a front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.
Neymar insists the trio will click eventually, but ‘getting to know each other better’ takes time.
He said: “We are getting to know each other better and better and we all have to have a great season and win titles.”
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