Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar said he is disheartened by Barcelona’s lack of competitiveness as the world’s most expensive player hit out at the club’s board of directors.
Neymar left Barca for French giants PSG in a €222million deal prior in August, despite signing another contract deal a year ago.
His Barca’s colleagues, including Gerard Pique, attempted to persuade him to stay at Camp Nou but their endeavors were fruitless.
Neymar is currently flourishing in Paris, scoring twice in Sunday’s 6-2 win over sloppy Toulouse to take his count to three of every two matches since his arrival at the Parc des Prince, and the 25-year-old hits out at Barca’s board of directors.
“When I arrived, everything started well but then… at Barcelona, there are directors that shouldn’t be there,” Neymar said. “I’m very sad with them.
“I had four very happy years there, but Barca deserves much better. I have a lot of friends there.
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele have been linked with Barca as they attempt to replace Neymar.
Brazilian midfielder Paulinho has arrived from Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao.
“I don’t know what’s going on there,” Neymar added. “To see my former team-mates sad, I feel sad too.
“I left there a lot of friends, I hope things get better in Barcelona. I hope Barcelona becomes again a team that can compete with any other team.”