According to Neymar, the winger has no problems with Edinson Cavani and Unai Emery
Neymar has emphatically denied claims of a disagreement with Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery and team-mate Edinson Cavani. Rumours have suggested that the Brazilian might not have the healthiest relationship with both his team-mate and manager.
The 25-year-old denied those suggestions, stating he’s happy where he is and has no problems with either of those men.
“I’m very well in Paris, I’m happy. I’m motivated to be a player who gives everything on the pitch,” Neymar told a news conference after Brazil’s 3-1 victory over Japan on Friday.
“Anyway, there’s something that is bothering me a lot – I don’t have a problem with Cavani, I don’t have a problem with the coach.”
“I want you to stop inventing stories that I have problems with the coach. I came to help, to contribute, I came to help my coach,” he added.
“It’s something that has been bothering me, I even talked about it with Tite. So, I’m asking you to stop. I’m very realistic, I don’t like rumours, I don’t like stories,” the Brazilian asked the media.
Brazil head coach Tite stood up for his player, claiming that Neymar’s character has a positive effect on the squad, furthermore he’s great on and off the pitch.
“We’ve been working together for a year and a half now and we’ve been very loyal to one another,” Tite said.
“I’m tired of hearing: ‘Tite has a problem with Neymar.’ And I can talk about his character, his greatness in the dressing room.”
He added: “We are human beings, sometimes we suffer faults and we react in the wrong way. I have reacted in the wrong way in my career, but we must not question someone’s nature.”
“I can speak of his character, his nature and the great heart Neymar has,” the head coach concluded.