PSG Boss react on Cavani and Neymar fight over free-kicks, penalties
The Uruguayan star Edinson Cavani who is said to have a clause in his contract stipulating that if he is the club’s top goal scorer at the end of the season – like last year – he will be awarded a €1million bonus. He is therefore keen to take every opportunity that arises to increase his tally.
The world’s most expensive player Neymar had a misunderstanding with Cavani over who to take penalty shot between as he wanted to take a penalty, and challenged Cavani – the club’s penalty taker – for the right to do so.
Uk mirror report that, the Uruguayan forward stood his ground and overruled both Neymar and Dani Alves to take the spot-kick, which was saved by Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopez.
PSG Boss said,despite Unai Emery’s best efforts to play it down: “The penalties are to be struck by a few players, one is Cavani and the other is Neymar,”
“It takes a gentleman’s agreement on the ground to hit the penalties.
“Afterwards, we will arrange internally for the penalties that are coming in, because I think both are able to score them, and I want the two to alternate in this exercise.
Cavani left the field immediately after the full-time whistle, as a result of the disagreement, according to L’Equipe, and failed to join the rest of his teammates in saluting the club’s supporters.
He then waited in the dressing room for his teammates to arrive, and reportedly stopped Neymar in his tracks, telling him he was unhappy with his attitude.
According to witnesses, Neymar responded before Cavani stood up and went face-to-face with the Brazilian, only for club captain Thiago Silva and Marquinhos – two other members of PSG’s Brazilian contingent – to intervene.
Cavani showered and promptly left through a back door, avoiding the mixed zone at the Parc des Princes – within 20 minutes of the final whistle.
According to Spanish outlet, Sport, the world’s most expensive player has told PSG chairman, Nasser Al-Khalifi,to sell cavani that the relationship is “broken” and playing together is “totally impossible”.
Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani announced that there is no problem between him and his team-mate Neymar.
the Uruguay striker told Gol de Medianoche de Radio Universal.
“I learned of the story just now talking with my brother, about people saying that Cavani won’t let anyone take penalties and that there’s a problem with Neymar. The truth is that there’s no problem.
“He [Neymar] has just arrived and like I said from the off we are keen for him to adapt in the best way possible. I think that’s been proven because you can see he is adapting quickly.”
On Sunday, in the 78th minute of the win over Lyon, Cavani refused to let Neymar take the penalty he missed.