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Neymar slams Barcelona board: 'They shouldn't be in charge of Catalan club'

Neymar slams Barcelona board: 'They shouldn't be in charge of Catalan club'
By Eurosport

21/08/2017 at 10:38Updated 21/08/2017 at 12:03

Neymar has slammed Barcelona’s board, suggesting he would not have left the club if he had been treated properly.

Speaking after he scored twice on his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain in a 6-2 drubbing of Toulouse in Ligue 1, Neymar hit out at his former club.

It came a fortnight after he moved to PSG for a world-record fee of around £200m prompting criticism from Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

"His way of doing things was not the best, it was not the behaviour we expect of one of our players," Bartomeu said at Barca's annual supporters' congress.

"We were always clear and we would have liked a bit more clarity from him. Values are very important to us and players need to feel like they are at the best club in the world."

Neymar said Barcelona’s board were not running the club properly and suggested a number of his team-mates are unhappy at the Camp Nou.

“I don't have anything to say to the Barcelona board,” said Neymar.

"Well, actually I have something to say: That I am disappointed with them.

"I spent four years there and was very happy. I began happy, spent four years happy and left happy. But not with them.

"For me, they shouldn't be in charge of Barca. Barca deserve much better, and everyone knows this.

"To see my former team-mates unhappy makes me sad also, because I have many friends there. I hope that things get better for Barca. That they return to the team they were and become one that can compete with the others."