Neymar issues warning to Celtic ahead of PSG clash
By Danny Wright
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar has warned Celtic that he is expecting to keep up his winning streak at Parkhead on Tuesday.
The Ligue 1 heavyweights travel to Glasgow for the first Champions League group stage fixture and there’s no doubt that both sides will be looking to get off to a good start.
Neymar, 25, became the world’s most expensive player in the summer when he signed for PSG for £198million from Barcelona.
The Brazilian international has recalled his previous experiences of playing against Celtic while with Barca, and has cautioned the Scottish champions that his winning mentality has not changed despite moving clubs.
“Celtic Park is an important stadium with an important tradition. It’s easy to see why the stadium is so respected,” said Neymar, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
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“Many of the Barcelona players talked about it and you do not get an easy time there.
“But my only experience at Celtic Park is winning and that’s the way I want it to continue.”
In Neymar’s two appearances at Celtic’s ground he has scored four goals while he was with Barcelona as they won both 6-1 in 2013 and 7-0 last season when Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick.
Celtic will be going into Tuesday night’s game off the back of a 4-1 win over Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership while PSG dispatched of Metz in Ligue 1 with a 5-1 mauling on Friday.
The Hoops have only met PSG on two occasions in the past, both coming in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup second round when the French side ran out as 4-0 winners over two legs.
Bayern Munich face Anderlecht in the other Group B fixture on Tuesday night.
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