Neymar’s only been at Paris Saint-Germain for just over a month, but it seems his arrival is already causing a bit of friction with poor old Edinson Cavani.
By now, there’s a good chance you’ve seen footage of the pair bickering over who should take a couple of set pieces (one a free-kick, the other a penalty) in PSG’s 2-0 win over Lyon on Sunday.
The Qatari-backed club needed a couple of own goals to maintain their 100% start to the Ligue 1 season. Between the two goals, Cavani saw his spot kick saved seconds after appearing to argue with Neymar over who should be taking it.
Something similar happened prior to a PSG free-kick, with Dani Alves holding Cavani off before passing Neymar the ball.
“I have told them to sort it out between themselves,” PSG coach, Unai Emery said after the game.
“I think that they are capable of doing that and that they will both be our kickers. If they cannot reach an agreement, I will decide for them.
“I do not want this to become a problem for us.”
Get French Football claim that Cavani was so annoyed by what had happened that he’d packed his bags and left the Parc des Princes within 20 minutes of the full-time whistle. And, as if things weren’t already pretty enough, GFF also followed this with a tweet claiming that Neymar had unfollowed the Uruguayan on Instagram – as highlighted by The Sun.
Something tells us this won’t be the last we hear of this.