The superstar of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the French first division soccer champions, missed the game but seemed to enjoy the night in Japan.
A little past 5:00 p.m. in the late July evening, Neymar, 31, a member of PSG, appeared in Kabukicho, Shinjuku. Dressed in black, he was there to visit “The Club,” a host club run by Roland (31), the “King of Hosts,” whom he has known for a long time. Shortly after Neymar and his teammates entered the building, two beautiful blondes followed them into the same building.
Neymar loves Japanese culture and food so much that he has a tattoo of Sun Wukong on his back. The day before, he had enjoyed shabu-shabu in Roppongi, and on this day he and his teammates went to Akasaka for high-end yakiniku. After that, he went down to Kabukicho.
For Neymar, who earns about 7 billion yen a year, partying is part of his life. In June, when it was revealed that he had cheated on his girlfriend while she was pregnant, he posted an apology on social media, repenting to her. （He is a player who fits the Portuguese word ‘Alegria,’ which means to enjoy life (both soccer and non-soccer),” said Atsushi Nakayama, a soccer journalist.)
About five hours later, after 10 p.m., Neymar and his group came out of the building, and the two beautiful blondes came out shortly after. All of them were happy to be back on their way home.
Neymar, who had refreshed himself in Kabukicho, was now ready to show his brilliance on the pitch. Next time, I hope he will show his brilliance on the pitch.
From the August 18-25, 2023 issue of FRIDAY