Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has stated that he understands why the fans are upset at Neymar. The Brazilian spent the entirety of the summer wanting to leave the Parisiens with Barcelona being the touted destination.
As a result, the fans have been vocal about their dislike for Neymar, booing their own player at home games, and Tuchel has weighed in on the situation by claiming that he can understand the fans’ hostility.
"It's not a simple situation," he said in an interview, as per Marca. "The fans express themselves and I totally understand it.
"They have the right to express themselves. They're proud of their club and it's not nice to hear one of your players say week after week that he wants out.
"I've told him that we need to face this reality. There's pressure for him to act well and to change opinions.”
Tuchel then went on to reveal that since neither Neymar nor him had a say in the player staying at the club, their relationship remains the same.
"Our relationship hasn't changed. I knew he wanted to leave and he knew I was against it, as it didn't seem like the right time or the right decision to me. As a coach, obviously I didn't want to lose him. But, in the end, we both knew the decision wasn't for him or for me to make. So it shouldn't affect the way we work together."