Neymar wants to cap ‘dream’ final with a kiss
Brazil star Neymar says Barcelona’s Champions League final against Juventus will be a dream come true on Saturday as he plans to celebrate writing history by kissing the trophy.
The 23-year-old will finish his second season at Barca in his first Champions League final with the Spaniards bidding to emulate their 2009 feat of winning the treble of European, league and cup titles.
Victory would see Barca become the first club to win the European treble twice.
“For me to be able to play this final is a dream, ever since I was six or seven years old I have been dreaming of this opportunity to win a Champions League final,” said Neymar.
“Now the time has come and that is why I am going to do what I have to do, so I can enjoy the moments alongside my team mates.
“I have played in lots of finals in my life, but this is the most important one for me.
“I hope I can kiss the trophy at the end of it all and thank god for everything.
“Leo (Messi) and Luis (Suarez) are two players of a very high level.
“We understand each other on and off the pitch, we get on very well.
“I hope to end the season in a happy way taking advantage of the work of all the year with the team and we can be victors.”
Neymar has played his part in Barcelona’s record-breaking season by scoring 38 of the 120 goals netted alongside his fellow superstars Messi and Suarez.
Juventus for their part are also bidding to join the exclusive club of treble winners having already secured the league and cup double.
Barcelona’s Neymar heads a ball during a training session at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on Friday, June 5.