'My wife wouldn't let me go to the toilet!' – Herrera lifts lid on PSG team-mate Neymar's birthday party
Ander Herrera opened the lid of Neymar's lavish 28th birthday party and admitted that his wife had kept him from going to the bathroom on the "single" floor of a Paris nightclub.
The record signing of Paris Saint-Germain in early February hosted an all-star event at the YoYo Club in the French capital, in which all of his teammates were invited to celebrate.
Marco Verratti, Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria and Herrera were among those present, and their friends and wives were also welcome to enjoy the party on two different floors.
Neymar has been injured on his birthday every year since he switched from Barcelona to PSG in 2017. When Thomas Tuchel's men competed against Nantes on February 4th and 2nd, he was not available for selection days after his annual bash.
The Brazilian was officially diagnosed with a rib injury, but the problem didn't seem to bother him while he was enjoying the nightlife in the heart of downtown Paris.
Herrera has now revealed that Neymar split the party so that married couples stayed on the top floor and singletons came together on the bottom floor, causing friction between him and his wife.
The PSG midfielder pressed the details of the elaborate gathering and said to La Resistencia: “What didn't happen? He rented this studio and organized it so that boys with their wives were on the top floor and individual boys on the bottom floor.
"Of course my wife wouldn't let me go to the bathroom [downstairs]!
"The truth is that when Neymar organizes something he does for fun, it does it for a good time. The truth is that I congratulated him. "
Tuchel spoke before the game during a pre-match press conference before PSG defeated Nantes 2-1 at the Stade de la Beaujoire and refused to judge his players for having spent an evening in the middle of a difficult season.
The PSG boss said, "I always protect my players and I really love my team. With this party I accept that protecting the players is a bit difficult, but the context is not just black or white.
"Is it the best way to prepare for a game? No, clearly not. Is it the worst thing in the world? No. It is a shame because we give people the chance to speak badly about us.
"We have to adapt to the situation, but I won't leave a player on the bench or at home because he went out and celebrated."
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