Paris Saint-Germain’s loss to Rennes in the final of Coupe de France exasperated Neymar so much so that he lashed out at a fan, who seemingly provoked him in the post-match ceremony. The incident was captured on video, which went viral on social media where the Brazilian international can be seen being held back by his teammates to avoid escalation of the matter. He also slammed his younger team-mates saying they should listen more than they talk.
“We need to be more like men in the dressing room, we must be more united. I see a lot of young players who are, not lost exactly, but they lack more ear than mouth,” Goal.com quoted Neymar as saying.
“They must listen more than they talk. Sometimes a more experienced guy speaks, and they answer back. The coach himself speaks, and they retort. This is not how a team goes far,” he added.
Watch the video of the incident involving the fan here:
The match witnessed a 2-2 tie before the Neymar’s side was beaten by Rennes in the penalty shootouts.
Neymar admitted that he too used to listen to experienced players when he was starting out, so urged his younger team-mates should do the same.
“We are more experienced, so they must respect us a bit more, listen a bit more. I had to do the same when I was starting out,” he said.
(With ANI Inputs)