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'I don't have anything to say to the Barca board. Well, actually I have. They shouldn't be in charge'

Neymar scored two goals and registered two assists before blasting Barca’s directors.

WORLD RECORD SIGNING Neymar put in a dazzling display on his home debut for PSG last night as the Parisians stood firm at the top of Ligue 1 with a 6-2 victory over Toulouse.

The Brazilian scored twice and registered two assists, taking his tally to three of each in his opening two games in French football.

Further strikes from Adrien Rabiot, Edinson Cavani, Javier Pastore and Layvin Kurzawa ensured that Marco Veratti’s harsh red card proved far from costly.

Neymar, meanwhile, seemed intent on sending a message to his detractors, putting on a show for his new supporters following his €220 million move from Barcelona.

Following what transpired to be a facile victory, the 25-year-old turned on his former employers.

“I don’t have anything to say to the Barcelona board,” he said, before changing his mind almost instantaneously.

“Well, actually I have something to say: That I am disappointed with them.

“I spent four years there and was very happy. I began happy, spent four years happy and left happy. But not with them.

For me, they shouldn’t be in charge of Barca. Barca deserve much better, and everyone knows this.

Toulouse forward Andy Delort, whose foul on Neymar resulted in Edinson Cavani’s emphatic penalty, compared the Brazilian’s skills to those of a compatriot who once graced the same Parc des Princes turf.

“He’s a phenomenon, an artist,” Delort told L’Equipe. “It was like Ronaldinho, we never knew what to expect when he got the ball. I do not know if there’s a way to stop him. The only positive thing is that we have only have to face him once more in the championship.”

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