Guest of the Top of the Foot program this Thursday on RMC, the day after the 32nd final of the Coupe de France between Caen and PSG (0-1), Pascal Dupraz responded to Neymar, who did not appreciate being accused of “crying” by the Caen coach. The latter, disappointed by the Brazilian’s injury, accepts his words and accuses the Brazilian of being “in the provocation”.
“I’m not going to cry, I’ll leave this to Neymar.” Wednesday evening, after the defeat of SM Caen against PSG in the 32nd final of the Coupe de France (1-0), Pascal Dupraz sent an unexpected tackle in the direction of Neymar, taking offense at the same time for a penalty forgotten in favor of his team. Criticized for his behavior by the Caen coach, the Brazilian striker replied this Thursday in a post published on his Instagram account. Injured with an adductor muscle against Caen and unavailable for the next four weeks, he said he was “too sad” to have to “hear” all those who accuse him of being a “crybaby”, a “kid” or a “child spoiled”.
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It’s hard not to see an answer to Dupraz’s comments. Even if he believes that he is not targeted by Neymar’s message. “Did I take this message for myself? Not at all. You teach me that. He’s a great player, everyone knows that. He’s as good a dribbler as he is smart, he is provocative, he has pride, “reacted Dupraz in the Top of the Foot program this Thursday on RMC.
“What bothers me is that he is provocative and invective”
“I saw for example that Johann Lepenant took the ball from him twice yesterday (Wednesday), that did not prevent him from making two faults. Lepenant may cry, the referee does not care. Neymar benefits from the leniency of referees is logical and normal. He knows how to do, he provokes and dribbles. You have to understand that he is dealing with men opposite. Football is a contact sport, so when you are provoked, you Our players were extremely correct, it was not a Caennais who injured Neymar. He limped out, but he injured himself. I did not see that he was injured. I does not dispute the fact that he is injured, that it is detrimental for him, his team and all of us supporters of French football, “he detailed.
One thing is certain, Dupraz does not regret having accused Neymar of “crying”. “I claim this sentence which is said without animosity. He complains of taking blows while he is chambering the ball in the foot because he is an artist,” he explained. “He is clever, he adds more, he provokes, sometimes he suffers and obtains faults. What bothers me is that he is in the provocation and the invective. That’s all, it’s just what bothers me. I am an educator, responsible and mature, I coach young players. They must learn to be respected. I hope to one day have the honor and the pleasure of revealing a player of the temper of Neymar. I will advise him to behave as Michel Platini or Johan Cruyff did, artists who had character but who did not add any, “insisted the former coach of Téfécé.
Affected in the left adductor, Neymar will not play the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League between Barça and PSG, next week (February 16, 9 p.m. on RMC Sport). It is uncertain for the return round on March 10.