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Neymar not unsettled by Real speculation - Marquinhos

AFP  |  Madrid 

has not been affected by the rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid, his Saint-Germain teammate insisted ahead of the sides' showdown.

"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 of his fellow Brazilian at a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"He is a great person with a great entourage. We leave him to do his job on the field.

"He came to to do great things and tomorrow's (Wednesday's) match is a chance for him."

left-back Marcelo had earlier done his bit to fuel the speculation, saying: "fans like good players. Any fan would like to have in their team."

That was after he gave an interview to Brazilian television saying that his international colleague would one day play for the Spanish giants.

Real had been interested in before he joined in 2013, and he then moved to last August after the French side activated his 222 million-euro ($264 million) release clause to make him the world's most

Neymar has since averaged a goal a game in a PSG shirt, including scoring six times in the group stage of the

When asked by a Spanish if he would rather have in his team, replied: "I am delighted to have Neymar."

Real and PSG meet at the Bernabeu in the first leg of the last 16 before the return at the on March 6.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 10:35 IST