Neymar Fallout Story ‘Created’ Insists Cavani
Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani has played down reports of a rift between himself and new Brazilian signings Neymar and Dani Alves, dismissing them as a media creation.
Footage circulated on Sunday evening of Cavani appearing to have a disagreement with Alves and Neymar over a free-kick. Whilst Neymar and Cavani also appeared to argue over who ought to take a second half penalty.
Cavani, PSG’s taker before Neymar’s arrival, took the spot kick and missed during PSG’s 2-0 win over Lyon. But the Uruguayan insists there is no issue between the players.
“These things are created,” said the Uruguayan. “I don’t know why these stories are created. The truth is that these are normal things; things that happen in football.
“I learned of the story just now talking with my brother, about people saying that Cavani won’t let anyone take penalties and that there’s a problem with Neymar. The truth is that there’s no problem.
“[Neymar] has just arrived and like I said from the off we are keen for him to adapt in the best way possible. I think that’s been proven because you can see he is adapting quickly.”