Andy Delort just couldn’t help himself.
Leading up to Saturday’s match between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier HSC, the Algeria international was asked about his previous run-in with Neymar Jr. where he accused the Brazilian of not respecting his opponent and showboating too much.
“He [Neymar] remains a man and an extraordinary player. But he doesn’t need to mock his opponents,” Delort said after the December 7 clash.
Neymar wasn’t the only PSG player in Delort’s crosshairs. Leandro Paredes was also criticized for talking a lot of trash on the pitch.
“…the worst in Paris is Paredes. It’s amazing how he talks. He insults everyone on the ground. And yet his name is Paredes. Not Neymar.”
Those comments must have reached Neymar and Paredes because, after the match, Neymar posted an image of the two holding Delort’s jersey with a caption that read, “a kiss to our friend.”
After the match, Delort was asked about the reunion with Neymar and whether he regretted his remarks given the result of the match. Here is what he said via Le Parisien:
“Why would I regret? Neymar, I never said he was not a good player. We saw him tonight, he’s a very good player. It’s just something outside. But now the page is turned, I no longer play against Paris, so the media will stop asking me questions. It will do me good because I got drunk a little with Neymar but, he is a great player.”
It’s not clear who Delort exchanged jerseys with but the fact he offered up his shirt leads you to believe there is no real resentment there and the three players can put this all behind them…until next season.
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