Neymar plays down Real Madrid rumours: 'I only think about my story here'

As he continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, the Brazilian said he was happy with life in Paris

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar insisted he was happy with the Ligue 1 giants amid persistent links to Real Madrid.

Neymar and PSG suffered a 3-1 loss to Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

The Brazil international has been linked with a stunning move to Madrid despite only joining PSG in a world-record €222million switch from Barcelona last year.

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But, speaking after the first leg, Neymar said he was happy at PSG, where he is contracted until 2022.

“I have a contract with PSG. I am happy with my team-mates and I only think about my story here,” he told reporters, via Sport .

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was also insistent that his star man would not be leaving in the summer, claiming that the 26-year-old would ‘100 per cent’ still be with the French side next season . 

However, PSG are facing a huge battle to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals after their first-leg loss against the twice-defending champions. 

But Neymar hopes they can deliver in the return leg in Paris on March 6.

The Brazilian was part of the Barcelona team who overturned a 4-0 first-leg thrashing by PSG with a 6-1 win in the second leg of the round of 16 to move on. 

“It’s hard now, but nothing’s impossible,” he said on Esporte Interativo. “Last year I went through much worse [at Barcelona] and we managed to overcome. I hope we can have a better game so we can advance”

The Parisians face two Ligue 1 matches prior to their second clash with Madrid, but the club hold a 12-point lead at the top of the league table. 

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