When Neymar (31, PSG) played full-time in Korea, Japanese fans are dissatisfied.
PSG beat Jeonbuk Hyundai 3-0 in a friendly match held at Asiad Main Stadium in Busan on the 3rd.
Neymar delighted Korean fans by shooting multi-goal celebrations without substitutions in hot weather.
Neymar, who was resentful for his ‘no show’ in three Japanese tour games, broke expectations against Jeonbuk and played full-time as a starter.
Neymar led PSG to a great victory by scoring multiple goals with fantastic skills.
Neymar looked set to be substituted in the second half.
However, Neymar, who quenched his thirst with water, played with Lee Kang-in,
who came as a substitute in the 24th minute of the second half, and matched each other in real life for the first time.
In the end, Neymar broke expectations and digested full-time. 바카라사이트
After undergoing rehabilitation after his ankle surgery, he reassured fans by showing 100% comeback skills.
However, Neymar’s play made Japanese fans uncomfortable.
This is because Neymar did not play a single second in his three matches in Japan.
Lionel Messi has already transferred and Kylian Mbappe has been excluded from the Asian tour due to conflicts with the club.
PSG actively promoted Neymar and reaped huge profits from the Japanese tour,
but Neymar did not play even for a second, causing criticism.
What made Japanese fans even more angry was the price of PSG tickets in Japan.
Tickets in Japan were much more expensive than in Korea, but it was because Neymar played full-time in Korea.
From the Japanese consumer’s point of view, they bought a lower quality product at a much higher price.
The ‘Hospitality Special Ticket’, where you can watch the game from the VIP seats and provided the best meal,
was sold out despite the incredible price of 3 million yen (approximately 27.27 million won).
A first-class ticket for PSG vs. Cerezo Osaka was 100,000 yen (approximately 930,000 won),
and a ticket for PSG vs. Inter Milan reached 200,000 yen (approximately 1.87 million won).
An open training ticket to see PSG training was also set at 8,000 yen (approximately 70,000 won).
Japanese fans were willing to open their wallets at the thought of being able to see Neymar and other superstars.
When Neymar did not appear in the second half of the game, Japanese fans chanted “Neymar” by name.
After the match, Neymar apologized for his absence.
Tickets for PSG vs.
Jeonbuk were also expensive.
Premium A seats reached 500,000 won.
1st class 320,000 won, 2nd class 180,000 won, 3rd class 120,000 won.
It was such an exorbitant price that I could buy a K-League season pass. However, compared to Japan, the price is relatively cheap.
Fans who came to Busan watched Neymar’s multi-goal and Lee Kang-in’s participation and paid off with expensive tickets.
Japanese media such as ‘Sports Hochi’ said, “The fans understood that Neymar did not play in Japan due to physical condition problems.
However, just two days later, when Neymar played full-time in Korea and scored two goals,
the reaction was incomprehensible.
Can I understand that my condition has improved in just two days?” He expressed a question.
Then, the media said, “The excessively expensive ticket price was controversial even before the game.
The average ticket price was twice that of Korea.
Even if PSG comes to Japan next time, we will not be able to expect the same reaction as before.”
PSG is known to have made a profit of 13 million euros (approximately 18.6 billion won) as a result of the Japan tour last year.
The enthusiasm was so great that more than 45,000 tickets for the 8,000 yen open training were sold.
Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar superstar trio played a big role.
This year, PSG expects 20 million euros (approximately 28.7 billion won)
in revenue from the Japanese tour, much higher than last year.
However, as many stars are absent, Japanese fans are also very disappointed.
It is inevitable that PSG will be criticized for considering only the commercial aspect of the Japanese tour.
Neymar in Japan, like Ronaldo in Korea, has hardened his unlikable image.