As a coach I would not have wanted Neymar to return, says del Bosque
Former Manager of Spain Vicente del Bosque He said he wouldn't have brought Neymar back the league would have been coach of Barcelona or Real Madrid , although he recognizes the outstanding qualities of the Brazilian as a player.
Barcelona held several meetings with Paris St Germain to bring the Brazilian back the Camp Nou two years after he walked out on them to join the French side for a world record fee of 222 million euros (about $245 million).
But the two clubs failed to reach an agreement before the transfer window was closed on September 2, and PSG sports director Leonardo said the Spanish champions had failed to meet the initial price of their team.
Leonardo also acknowledged that his club had spoken to Real Madrid about the forward.
Neymar has scored 51 goals for PSG but both of his seasons in France have been marred by serious injuries at key stages in the campaign.
He also had a dispute in the field with his teammate Edinson Cavani about penalty duties.
I think it would have been good for the Spanish league if I had returned, but if I were a club coach I would not have brought it, Del Bosque told the Spanish television network Estudio Estadio.
While I will say that he is a brilliant player, I do not consider him very well for other reasons.
Del Bosque, who won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 as Spain coach plus two Champions League titles as coach of Real, also criticized Neymar for the manner in which he left Barcelona in 2017.
With Barcelona he did not behave well, in fact he behaved badly, very badly, he added.
If he surveyed Barcelona fans, I am sure that more than half of them would not want him back. There's a reason for that.