Martino: Neymar fouls unpunished again
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has criticised referees for letting opponents get away with fouls on striker Neymar after his side dropped their first points of the season in the 0-0 draw with Osasuna.
The 21-year-old has found himself the centre of allegations of play-acting since moving to Spain this summer, with Celtic boss Neil Lennon notably striking out at his supposed theatrics.
Seleção international Neymar was again the subject of tight marking during Saturday's stalemate, with Martino believing the hosts' got away with underhand tactics on several occasions, reports Goal.com.
"The referee again allowed defenders to kick Neymar unpunished," protested the 50-year-old to reporters.
"Sometimes they should pay more attention, especially without the ball.
Martino then addressed his side's showing and insisted he was not concerned with the loss of their 100% record.
"I would be worried if I saw a set-back, but I didn't," he continued. You can bet on football and the next Barcelona's games.
"We normally win such games with the chances we create. I am happy with the performance. We deserved to win and I am calm.