Paris Saint-German superstar Neymar Da Silva Jnr, rues his inability to play due to injury as he celebrates his 27th birthday with friends and teammates.
The Brazil international was seen dancing with team-mates Kylian Mbappe and Dani Alves on stage as he went for an all-red theme for his special day.
According to him, all he wanted for his birthday is to be on the field of play and do what he loves doing.
“What I wanted the most as a birthday present today is a new metatarsal so I could be on the field fighting and doing what I love the most, which is playing soccer,” he said in a speech to the guests attending his party.
“It’s been very hard to be on crutches all this time. Every athlete knows how hard that is. They [his team-mates] are giving me all the strength possible to help me return as soon as possible.”
Neymar will miss his side’s crucial Champions League last 16 tie with Manchester United having suffered the injury to his right foot in a Coupe de France clash with Strasbourg in January.
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According to the Ligue 1 champion disclosed that Neymar will be out of action for around 10 weeks, meaning he’ll miss both legs of the meeting with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, with the first of which taking place on February 12.
Many of Neymar’s PSG team-mates were in attendance at the event, with the likes of Thiago Silva, Edinson Cavani, Marquinhos and new signing Leandro Paredes all joining the former Barcelona star to celebrate.
Some of the forward’s Brazil international team-mates were also present, with Chelsea defender David Luiz and Juventus winger Douglas Costa both attending.
PSG have not exactly found life easy in their two games since Neymar’s injury, with the 27-year-old having scored 20 goals in 21 appearances across all competitions this season.