Neymar is thought for internet hosting lavish celebrations with massive personalities in attendance, inevitably drawing media consideration.
“So, who doesn’t like to party? Everyone likes to have fun,” Neymar said.
“I know when I can go, I know when I can do it, when I can’t.
“Contrary to what folks assume, that I’m immature, that I do not know what I do.”
Neymar, who will turn 29 on Friday, was criticised for staging a weeklong New Year’s Eve party for a reported 150 people at his seafront mansion in Rio de Janeiro, despite a rise in COVID-19 cases.
He added that he does not believe his social life hinders his performance on the pitch and said he needs to blow off some steam from football.
“I’ve been in soccer for a number of years, ” he said. “If you keep 100% along with your head centered on simply taking part in soccer, for my part, you find yourself exploding. It is my time to loosen up, to be calm … I’ll never stop doing it.”
Former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino, who took over as PSG coach on Jan. 2, was asked if he would give Neymar permission to take part in his sister Rafaella’s birthday party in Brazil on March 11, which the player has attended in previous years.
“We will see when the time comes. When I began teaching, I stated to myself that I might be rigid, and I would not let anybody exit,” Pochettino said.
“After 12 years of teaching, I’ve come to grasp how vital it’s to be versatile and I like to barter every little thing. The new era likes to provide their opinion and to be listened to. You get nothing from imposing issues; it’s important to negotiate.”
Since arriving in August 2017 at the Parc des Princes on a world-record €222 million signing from Barcelona, Neymar has received three Ligue 1 titles, two Coupe de France, two Coupe de la Ligue, two Trophee des Champions and completed Champions League runner-up.
He has scored 83 targets in 101 appearances with PSG.