Neymar Asked Gerard Pique Not to Post ‘He Stays’ Picture
Neymar has revealed that he asked his ex Barcelona teammate and good friend Gerard Pique not to make his infamous “he stays” Instagram post last month. As speculation raged over Neymar’s future, Pique took a selfie with Neymar with the caption “he stays” on his Instagram account.
Neymar had in fact already decided to leave and at his unveiling press conference at Paris Saint Germain this week, Neymar said he asked Pique not to make the post. "It was a bit of a relaxed moment," Neymar said.
"We weren't playing on that day, we were having lunch together and he posted that picture. We were just having fun. I told him not to do it, not to post it because I didn't know. I hadn't made my decision.
“I was thinking about so many things at the time. This has been a very complicated decision. I made it two days ago. It was just a picture. He wanted to make a joke and maybe express his feelings.
“I respect that. He's one of my close friends in the world of football and I hope he will be happy in the future."