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A brace from Neymar and goals from Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe helped Paris Saint-Germain close out their preseason tour of Japan with a 6-2 rout of Gamba Osaka.
Neymar’s two goals, one of which was from the penalty spot, came after the Brazil forward said he wanted to stay at PSG but admitted he did not know what the club had planned for him.
Messi played an inch-perfect pass to Neymar for the Brazil forward’s second effort in the 60th minute, while Mbappe’s 86th-minute penalty ensured a relatively routine win for Christophe Galtier’s side despite Yamami’s 70th-minute effort.
Paris Saint-Germain complete their pre-season schedule with a fixture against Gamba Osaka in Japan today
This will be the third game of the French club’s tour of the Asian nation, the previous outing coming as recently as Saturday.
Having only been confirmed as the successor to Mauricio Pochettino as recently as July 5, Christophe Galtier has had to cram a lot of work into just a few weeks.
Transfer business continues to be conducted in the background with Vitinha and Hugo Ekitike both notable additions to a squad already full of quality.
However, Galtier will take greater satisfaction from his side making relatively like work of Quevilly-Rouen, Kawasaki Frontale and Urawa Red Diamonds during their friendly fixtures.
Their most recent outing on Saturday ended in a 3-0 scoreline with Pablo Sarabia, Kylian Mbappe and Arnaud Kalimuendo all getting on the scoresheet.
The Ligue 1 champions ran out 6-2 winners and raced to a 4-1 lead before the break.
Pablo Sarabia, Neymar, Nuno Mendes and Lionel Messi were all on target in a thrilling 45 minutes.
Neymar has been linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes this summer and the club are said to be open to his departure.
Despite that, the world’s most expensive player is keen to stay.
He told reporters last week: “I want to stay at the club. I am still under contract for a few years. So far, the club has not told me anything like this [about wanting me to leave].
“I have nothing to prove to anyone. People know me, know who I am, how I behave on the pitch, what my game is.
“I don’t need to prove myself. I just need to play my football to be happy. People talk too much. And they talk too much because they can’t do anything else.”