{
    "title": "\u2018Neymar unfazed by Real speculation\u2019",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Neymar180213-HandsInpOcket-G300.jpg",
    "body": "Neymar has not been affected by the rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid, his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marquinhos insisted ahead of the sides' Champions League showdown.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\"I don't see him as being destabilised. He knows very well how to control his emotions. He handles the pressure and responds on the field,\" said Marquinhos of his fellow Brazilian at a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\"He is a great person with a great entourage. We leave him to do his job on the field.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\"He came to Paris to do great things and tomorrow's (Wednesday's) match is a chance for him.\"<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nMadrid left-back Marcelo had earlier done his bit to fuel the speculation, saying: \"Madrid fans like good players. Any fan would like to have Neymar in their team.\"<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThat was after he gave an interview to Brazilian television saying that his international colleague would one day play for the Spanish giants.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nReal had been interested in Neymar before he joined Barcelona in 2013, and he then moved to Paris last August after the French side activated his 222 million-euro ($264 million) release clause to make him the world's most expensive player.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nNeymar has since averaged a goal a game in a PSG shirt, including scoring six times in the group stage of the Champions League.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nWhen asked by a Spanish journalist if he would rather have Cristiano Ronaldo in his team, PSG coach Unai Emery replied: \"I am delighted to have Neymar.\"<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nReal and PSG meet at the Bernabeu in the first leg of the last 16 before the return at the Parc des Princes on March 6.<\/p>",
    "blurb": "Neymar has not been affected by the rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid, his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marquinhos insisted ahead of the sides' Champions League showdown.",
    "date": "2018-02-14T00:16:24",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "AFP",
    "img_credit": "Neymar \u00a9 Getty Images",
    "category": "Champions League",
    "videos": []
}