PSG superstar Neymar has taken to social media on Thursday, to post an emotion-filled message, after being confined to the sidelines once again.
Kean on target
Mauricio Pochettino’s men made the trip to the Stade Michel d’Ornano on Wednesday night, for a French Cup meeting with Caen.
The capital giants headed into proceedings as overwhelming favourites to book their spot in the competition’s last-32, with their hosts languishing in mid-table in Ligue 2.
When all was said and done 24 hours ago, though, whilst PSG did manage to advance, they were made to work by Pascal Dupraz’s outfit.
A solitary goal proved all that separated the sides upon the full-time whistle sounding, as Moise Kean kept alive the French champions’ hopes of retaining their crown:
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) February 11, 2021
‘The crying is constant’
PSG’s latest win, however, came at a cost.
On the hour mark, star man Neymar was forced to depart the action in Normandy, after picking up a fresh fitness issue.
In turn, on the back of the clash coming to a close, the Brazilian’s boss was quick to jump to the defence of his key attacker, hinting that Neymar was targeted by Caen’s players:
Mauricio Pochettino thought Caen were too rough with Neymar, perhaps contributing to the forward’s injury.
🗣 “Sometimes there is a lack of protection during matches from refereeing.” pic.twitter.com/ftozCJo4IS
— Goal (@goal) February 11, 2021
And, as outlined above, on Thursday, the 29-year-old has himself taken to social media, to relay a similar, albeit considerably more emotional message.
This comes after word was forthcoming this evening that Neymar has suffered a ‘a lesion to the left adductor’, and will therefore be out of action for around 4 weeks.
This will see the Brazilian miss not only a crucial stretch of his side’s domestic season, but also one, or potentially both of PSG’s Champions League last-16 meetings with former club Barcelona.
In turn, in a post on his official Instagram account a short time ago, Neymar made clear his evident sadness, explaining:
‘The sadness is great, the pain is immense and the crying is constant.’
‘Once again I will stop doing what I love most in life for a while, which is playing football.’
‘Sometimes I feel uncomfortable due to my style of play, because I dribble and end up getting assaulted constantly.’
‘I don’t know if the problem is me or what I do on the field … it really saddens me.’
‘It makes me so sad to have to hear from a player, coach, commentator or the f****** No.4 (referring to a Caen player) ‘he really has to be beaten’ ‘falls down’ ‘crying’ ‘kid’ ‘spoiled’ and etc …’
‘Honestly it saddens me and I don’t know how long I can take it, I just want to be happy playing football. THAT’S IT.’
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