Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, had been strongly linked to a return to Barcelona over a tumultuous summer.

However, in an attempt to win over PSG fans, many of whom have become unconvinced by the player’s attachment to the French capital, Neymar has looked a rejuvenated figure, scoring for a third match in a row.

I’m very happy to be able to help PSG, it’s better with the fans,” he said.

“It’s like with your girlfriend, one moment you’re bad, but with hugs and a lot of love, it’s better.

“I am here to give my life to PSG. They are my team, my goal is to help my club, to continue to score goals.”

On Saturday, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar played together for the first time this season and combined for the only goal in Bordeaux.

Mbappe, who had been out injured since August 25, started on the bench but, with PSG struggling for a breakthrough, came on after an hour.

The Parisian attack immediately gained a more menacing edge.

Both Mbappe, with a shot, and Neymar, with a header, went close before combining to open the scoring for the game’s only goal in the 70th minute.

Mbappe outpaced the Bordeaux defence on the right. His precise low cross presented Neymar with a tap in at the far post.

“The most important thing is that these goals are decisive, in tight matches, that’s why I’m here,” added Neymar.

“It’s obviously a pleasure to link up with Kylian again. He came back with his smile and with his football talent,” he added.

Lyon remain 11th after a seventh match without a win, a run that includes three losses and three draws in the league and a home draw with Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League.

Nantes had not won at Lyon since December 1996, a run of 17 matches