Tuchel criticizes Neymar for altercation with fan

BELGRADE, SERBIA - DECEMBER 11: Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint-Germain at Rajko Mitic Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
BELGRADE, SERBIA - DECEMBER 11: Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint-Germain at Rajko Mitic Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

The Paris Saint-Germain manager was not happy after his team lost to Rennes, but he was furious after the Brazilian hit a supporter.

Last weekend, Paris Saint-Germain lost the French Cup Final 6-5 on penalties against Rennes.

And as the team’s players were climbing the stairs to the locker room, Brazilian footballer Neymar got into an altercation with a fan, hitting him in the mouth.

Today manager Thomas Tuchel has lashed against his footballer, saying it’s not possible he fights with his own fans.

“You can’t get into a fight with a spectator. You just can’t do that,” said Tuchel to the BBC.

“It’s not easy to go up the steps after a defeat. It’s very difficult for me, for everybody – but we have to accept it. If we lose, we have to show respect.”

“Did I act badly?” Neymar asked in an Instagram comment. “Yes. But no-one can stay indifferent.”

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“Nobody likes to lose,” he added.

“Anyone who knows me knows how competitive I am and how much defeat shakes me.”

“But losing is part of an athlete’s life, makes us grow, makes us think, makes us better. Happy to be able to play again, to score again and feel good on the pitch, but the biggest feeling today is one of sadness.”

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