Meunier uncovers PSG’s party culture as he hits out at Neymar and Co’s ‘did you see me?’ attitude



Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

THOMAS MEUNIER has lifted the lid on Paris Saint-Germain's party culture as he slammed Neymar and Co for their "did you see me?" attitude.

The Belgian full-back, 28, quit the Ligue 1 champions this summer to join Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer.

Meunier uncovers PSG’s party culture as he hits out at Neymar and Co’s ‘did you see me?’ attitude
PSG have become famous for their outlandish parties

And now Meunier has let rip at his former club - after four years in the French capital - in a scathing interview.

Meunier told Belgian outlet RTBF: "Nothing but birthday parties - incredible.

"When I was at Club Brugge, we'd celebrate birthdays by playing darts or pool in a bar.

"But there [in Paris] it's just outrageous.

"That just reflects the club: hire a palace, hire a building, parties with hundreds of people.

"That's when you see that they're more than footballers - they're stars.

"I always had a good time but it was all a bit extravagant and 'did you see me?'

"But that's part of it, part of the game."

UNWELCOME DISTRACTION

Meunier played 128 times during his four-year stay at PSG, winning nine trophies, including three Ligue 1 titles.

The French giants have become well-known for throwing lavish parties down the years.

Most recently, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel called Neymar's 28th birthday party - an all-white event at a plush Paris nightclub in February - an unwelcome "distraction".

Around the same time, Mauro Icardi's wife Wanda threw a joint-birthday bash for her husband, fellow Argentinian star Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani.

The year before, Neymar threw a red-themed party to celebrate turning 27 - while still on crutches and unable to play.

Earlier this year, former Manchester United star Ander Herrera revealed the lengths Neymar would go to to ensure everyone "had a good time".

Herrera claimed: "The truth is that when he does something, he does it to have a good time.

"And he organised it to have a good time... and the truth is that I congratulated him."

Meunier took one final swing at PSG, too - slamming the club for refusing to let him help them finish their Champions League season.

PSG take on Atalanta in the quarter-finals this week, with the mini-tournament to be held in Portugal.

A furious Meunier added: "I would have liked to have played.

"I was with my agent in Dortmund and I was almost on my knees begging for permission to let me end the season in the Champions League with PSG.

"I simply had to pack my bags and I received a letter from the club's lawyer which said I was no longer welcome and could no longer come to training, not even in my final week.

"I found that unbelievable."



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