Neymar’s father is coming out in support of his son following comments made by Caen manager Pascal Dupraz regarding the Brazilian’s adductor injury.
Following PSG’s 1-0 win over Caen in the Coupe de France round of 64, Dupraz questioned why one of his players did not earn a penalty in the match, and he went a bit further by calling out Neymar following his adductor injury.
“We would have liked perhaps a penalty on the action of Yago which earned him a yellow card when in my opinion, there is a penalty,” Dupraz said. “But, I will not cry, I leave that to Neymar.”
Neymar’s father was certainly not having it. On Instagram, Neymar Sr. slammed Durpraz for his uncalled-for comments on the PSG star.
Neymar Sr.’s post read: “Really, my child has to cry, but not for what you imagine, sir. I, in my opinion, he has to cry because there are coaches like you, referees of that level, negligent and omitted leagues, journalists in the large biased and cowardly minority in sports. Yes, he has to cry. … But our cry and his, my son’s, the athlete, the magic of football will last another night and after that he will rise again, as always, to win them.”
— Footballogue⭐️⭐️ (@Footballogue) February 11, 2021
Durpraz backtracked a bit on his criticism of Neymar but remained stern that no Caen player is at fault for the Brazilian’s adductor injury.
“He’s a great player, everyone knows that,” Dupraz said. “He is as good a dribbler as he is clever.
“I saw for example that Johann Lepenant took the ball from him twice yesterday, that did not prevent him from making two fouls. Lepenant may cry, the referee does not care. Neymar benefits from the leniency of referees. He knows how to; he provokes and dribbles. You have to understand that he is dealing with men opposite. Football is a contact sport.
“I would add that our players were extremely correct and in no way was it a Caennais who injured Neymar.”
The PSG star is set to miss around four weeks of action due to the adductor injury. This will see him miss fixtures such as against FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg and against AS Monaco in Ligue 1 play.
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