Neymar Jr: 'I'm really happy'

Neymar Jr and his coach spoke to PSGTV after the victory against Olympique Lyonnais in matchday 8 of Ligue 1.

Christophe Galtier

“Yes it’s an important win because of the other teams’ results. It was important to get the victory and go back to the top of the table. We knew it would be a tough game. We could have had an easier game if we had finished our chances... I think the team played very well in an intense game just a few days after a Champions League game. We had a lot of possession and a lot of good chances. I think we also defended very intelligently without committing too many fouls.

In Paris whether there’s an international break or not it’s always important to win games. That’s how it is but of course it keeps the momentum going. We’ve played 11 games, won 10 and drawn one. It’s a good start, now a lot of the players are going away on international duty. There will only be 5-6 players left here. I hope that they will be able to rest a bit and not be overplayed by their nations and that they come back fit and with no injuries”

Neymar Jr

“I feel very happy to have reached this many games in Ligue 1 with PSG. I’m also even more happy that we won the game. Yes it was a very good game tonight, we played very well. We won the game even though the game was difficult against a tough opponent. We had to be good defensively and going forward and that’s what enabled us to win this game which was the most important part.”