Hexagoal Ligue 1 Trophy

Neymar in trouble with Delort

Publish on 08/12/2019 at 11:30


While praising Neymar's remarkable ability, Montpellier forward Andy Delort took issue with the Brazilian superstar's lack of "respect" in Paris Saint-Germain's dramatic win at Stade de la Mosson on Saturday afternoon.

The two players clashed verbally when returning to the dressing rooms after the encounter and Delort commented: 'He's a great player and it's just a pity at the end of the game that he wound everyone up. I said to him that his team was 3-1 up. He played 63 one-twos and didn't need to do that. He told me he was just playing passes. That's not being respectful but then we mustn't have the same education.

"He's a bit on the edge and haughty with everybody. I told him that he needed to respect people. When you're idolised you need to show the right values. His attitude since he's been in France is there for everybody to see. He's over the top, winds people up and speaks badly, as usual."

Despite that criticism, Delort couldn't help but admire the talent of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé as PSG recovered from a losing position. Delort said: "What do you want me to say? There was a free-kick and Neymar put it in the top corner, that's why he's a great player. Mbappé as well. Until the 74th minute, neither of them had done anything. That's why they play for Paris and me at Montpellier."