Neymar will never be loved like Messi if he keeps diving - Lustig



Posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Express.co.uk

Neymar will never be loved like Messi if he keeps diving - Lustig
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar caused some controversy after the match with Celtic

CELTIC defender Mikael Lustig has told Neymar he'll never be worshipped like Lionel Messi if he keeps diving.

Neymar's ability was not in doubt as it helped Paris Saint-Germain thrash Celtic 5-0 in the Champions League opener.

But the less savoury side of his game was also on display.

He was booked for simulation and at full-time he refused to shake the hand of Celtic right-back Anthony Ralston, the duo having had a running battle.

"It was the same as usual from Neymar," said Lustig, who had a spat with the Brazilian last season when he was at Barcelona.

"He is an unbelievable footballer but we have seen the other stuff before and we will see it again.

"I have said before that it's part of his game.

"He tries to overreact a bit to make the defender step off. We are going to see it again.

"He's up there with the best already – he's so sharp and is an amazing footballer.

"But, if he wants to be liked as much as Messi, maybe he needs to stop that."



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