The Brazilian star Neymar Jr. has once again generated controversy after questioning the level of competitiveness of Ligue 1 in France, where he played for the last six years with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and claim that the Saudi Arabian league could be better today.
“The ball is round, there is a goal. With the players that have arrived, I don’t know if the Saudi league is not better than the French championship“said the striker at the press conference prior to the match between Brazil and Bolivia corresponding to the start of the Conmebol qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.
Neymar became this summer the most important signing in the Arab league, which he reached thanks to Al Hilal, a team that together with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr, It is projected to fight for the domestic championship this season.
Despite not making his debut, the Brazilian star hopes to win a title this season with his new team, although He claims to be aware that “it will not be easy” because all the teams made good signingsbut in turn affirms that this will make the season “very interesting”
The 30-year-old striker assured that he knows what he has to do to be fit to play and to be able to continue wearing the Brazilian team shirt.
“I want to win titles with Al Hilal. It doesn’t change my head much“, commented Neymar, stressing that he is happy with his decision to sign for Al Hilal, although he did not want to delve into the reasons that led him to the Saudi championship.
When asked about how controversial his departure from PSG was, the Brazilian was blunt. “Many wise men have spoken, but only I know what happened, why I ended up deciding to go to Al Hilalbut this does not concern you, only me, “he said.