Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has stated that he is not concerned by the possible negative reception he will receive from the Celtic fans.
Celtic kickoff their Champions League campaign by welcoming French giants Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night and the Hoops will be coming up against a familiar face in Neymar during the encounter at Parkhead.
Neymar squared off against Celtic during his time at Barcelona and became an unpopular figure with the Hoops’ faithful after spats with Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig, meaning he is set for a hostile reception in midweek.
Speaking ahead of the game, the Brazilian superstar has stated that he will not be concerned by Celtic fans potentially booing him during the encounter and explained that any hostile reception would only be a waste of time from the home supporters.
The 25-year-old told The Scottish Sun, “Booing does not bother me — it’s boring, but that’s it. If anybody thinks they can affect my game by booing then they are wasting their time.
“I have been booed enough times in enough stadiums for it not to even bother me. What happened in any previous games with Celtic is not important now — I am not even at the same club anymore.”
Speaking about Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, he was more complimentary saying, “I think this coach maybe likes to play football more than other Celtic teams I have faced. He has worked with players like Luis Suarez and Coutinho at Liverpool — and we know his teams like to score goals.”