Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp is adamant that world record buy and club superstar Neymar Jr “anything but arrogant” and only wants to be successful.
The Brazil international has produced some sensational displays since his world-record €222million move from Barcelona last August, with his winner in Saturday’s Ligue 1 game against Toulouse taking him to 19 goals in 18 top-flight matches this term.
The 26-year-old has been criticised at times for behaviour on the pitch, though, most recently in the 3-2 Coupe de la Ligue win over Rennes, when he jokingly refused to help an opponent to his feet and was later accused of showboating by some observers.
PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot also revealed this week that Neymar and Kylian Mbappe enjoy certain “privileges” at the club, although he said there was no jealousy in the dressing room.
And Trapp insists Neymar has adapted well to life at Parc des Princes and is far from the cavalier performer some consider him to be.
“He has a huge heart,” he told Bild. “He is incredibly nice and helpful. He’s anything but arrogant and is totally integrated into the team.
“He’s just a leader who wants to win.”