Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu after the world record sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain has regretted placing too much trust in the Brazilian himself.
The Catalans have been criticised for their approach to keeping the Brazilian star and the club president has stated that he’s still mystified as to why Neymar would leave.
“The first self-criticism we have is that we relied too much on Neymar,” Bartomeu admitted in interviews Mundo Deportivo and Sport.
“He did not act with the right decorum. I do not know [why he left]. You should ask him. He did not tell us.
“For money? To lead a sporting project? Here, he was at the best club in the world surrounded by many of the best players in the world and without a doubt, that is Messi. But I do not know why he did not explain it to us. He paid the clause and left.” Bartomeu said as quoted in MARCA