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PSG star Neymar impatient to face Real Madrid in Champions League
The Brazilian super star scored his 350th career goal, and says he is looking forward to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.
The Brazilian scored his 18th Ligue 1 goal of the season with a superb free-kick as PSG won 3-0 at Lille on Saturday to move 11 points clear atop the table. PSG are also through to the final of the Coupe de la Ligue and face Sochaux in the Coupe de France on Tuesday, remaining on track to win an historical quadruple.
The world’s most expensive player is already beginning to focus on a crunch clash against Real Madrid, who have won the Champions League for two years running but haven’t had a great season so far, with the first leg of Round of 16 being held on February 14 in the Spanish capital.
Neymar said: “I’m more impatient than ever, I’m really looking forward to it. I tell the truth, I hope it will come very quickly.
“We work a lot for this game and we like this kind of match. We will play against a quality team, a very big club.
“We will respect the people of Madrid, prepare in the best possible way and try to win.”
Neymar’s free-kick was his 350th career goal, coming two days before his 26th birthday.
“It’s a gift in advance,” Neymar added. “I am very happy to reach this mark of 350 goals at 25, almost 26. But the victory is more important as we have go to Madrid with this momentum.”