Some claim that Neymar is the… rightful taker of PSG’s penalties as he is the up and coming leader of the team, having moved from Barcelona in what was the single most expensive transfer in the history of the sport.
Others, like Christophe Dugarry, feel that the Brazilian should earn the right to take the penalties, and furthermore, show some respect to players who have already spent years at the team, and earned many titles with and for them.
Cavani has been there for four years – he is not the type to make life difficult. At some point, we have to reflect the senior players. Neymar is a great player. He will be the boss of PSG. But he will not be because he is worth €222m but because he has won things with PSG. Unai Emery must intervene
the former France international, a member of the team that won the World Cup in 1998, told reporters, talking about the on-field spat between Edinson Cavani and Neymar over who would take the penalty against Lyon last weekend.
Neymar, I repeat, is not the boss of PSG. Soon, he is going to be taking training and picking the team. Where are we going? I am sympathetic to Cavani. The guy, he runs like crazy all match. He never says anything. He is everywhere. He is generous, he is without fault. There’s nothing to say. And then he is hit like that – it is not possible
Dugarry also said, clearly being on Cavani’s side.