Neymar claims’ FATE ‘led him to celebrate wildly in front of Joshua Kimmich after saying Bayern Munich was better than PSG … while teasing rivals by comparing their possession to’ flirting with a girl all night long before she goes home with someone else ‘
- Neymar said he tried not to provoke Joshua Kimmich, despite celebrating to his face
- The PSG man was delighted after they reached the Champions League semi-finals
- Bayern won the return match in Paris 1-0, but was eliminated after goals away
- Neymar teased Bayern by comparing their showing to a failed romantic chase
Neymar has insisted that his wild celebration for Joshua Kimmich was not meant to provoke the Bayern Munich man by claiming it was just ‘fate’.
Paris Saint-Germain avenged Bayern’s Champions League final defeat last year by knocking out the holders on Tuesday-evening to book their place among the last four.
Former PSG forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had made the score 3-3 in total when he scored in the French capital in the 40th minute, but Bayern couldn’t find that all-important second they needed to move forward.
Neymar has insisted that he wasn’t trying to provoke Joshua Kimmich, despite celebrating in his face
A gloomy Kimmich kept his cool and took no revenge despite Neymar’s celebrations
Despite a 1-0 defeat on the evening, PSG snuck through away goals to get one step closer to finally ending their wait for a Champions League trophy.
Neymar, reduced to tears when PSG was defeated in the final last year, ran high emotions again on Tuesday night and roared with pure joy with Leandro Paredes, right in front of Kimmich when the final whistle sounded.
Kimmich did not retaliate, but the Brazilian now defended his actions by claiming it was ‘fate’ that led him to celebrate for the Bayern star before rubbing salt in the German side’s wounds through their performance in the second leg to a failed performance. romantic pursuit.
Speak after the game The team, Neymar said: ‘The celebration didn’t try to challenge Kimmich, but I saw Leo (Paredes) and wanted to celebrate with him.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored the only goal of the evening, but PSG advanced after away goals
Neymar put his head in his hands and looked emotional as he contemplated PSG’s victory
Fate wanted us to do it for Kimmich who said his team was the best and they would qualify for the semi-finals.
“But you can own the ball, you can flirt with a girl all night and then have someone else take her home after five minutes.”
Neymar, who also revealed that he has told Mauricio Pochettino that he will save his goals for the semi-final, added: ‘I am very happy despite the defeat,’ he said. RMC Sport
‘We came across a great team. We are also a great team and we showed that tonight. We have eliminated the champions of Europe.
Neymar revealed afterwards that he told Mauricio Pochettino that he will save his goal for the semi-final
‘The objectives have been respected, now we are in the semi-finals and we have to work more, improve and hope for a good semi-final.
‘It is true that we talk to each other a lot, we really are a team. Marquinhos spoke to us during the competition to help us organize. We have seen that [Angel] Di Maria walked a lot today, we have to congratulate everyone. ‘
The next game for the French champions is a clash with Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund, with the German team 2-1 behind on Wednesday evening for the second leg.