Alves tells Neymar to be ‘brave’ over PSG
PARIS St Germain full-back Dani Alves has urged his fellow Brazilian Neymar to “be brave” when it comes to considering a potential world-record transfer to the Ligue 1 giants.
The Barcelona striker has been linked with a £190m move to PSG, a deal which would see him become the most expensive player in the world.
Former Barca man Alves, who moved to Paris from Juventus earlier this month, scored in PSG’s Trophee des Champions victory over Monaco on Saturday.
He said: “I helped him come to Barcelona, I did not make the decision for him, but I told him what Barcelona was like and he decided to move there.
“It’s a decision you have to make carefully but you have to be selfish. If I could advise one thing it would be: be brave, the world belongs to the brave.”
Meanwhile, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisted he is “not bothered” by Saturday night’s 3-2 friendly defeat to their LaLiga arch-rivals in Miami. Zidane, whose team face the Catalans again in the Supercopa de Espana in two weeks’ time, can now turn his thoughts to the Uefa Super Cup meeting with Manchester United in Skopje.
“This is pre-season and I’m sure that the results we’ve achieved weren’t what we were expecting, but this doesn’t alter anything,” said the Frenchman.
“The important thing is to be ready for August 8. I saw some good things out there, but also some things I didn’t like.
“We’ve got to be patient, work hard and be ready for the UEFA Super Cup.
“I’m not bothered by the defeat. It always hurts, we don’t like to lose but that’s not the most important thing.
“We need to improve and change a few things but it is early days yet.”
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