Neymar Jr is constantly stealing the headlines, either because of his great skills, or because of the fact that he always seems to get into his opponents' heads with his antics and constant complaining.
So, now that he caused Montpellier to play with 10 men after simulating fouls, their coach Der Zakarian was livid at his attitude, so he slammed him for provoking his rivals and all the 'crying' he does to get calls to go his way:
"He (Neymar) has a game that always provokes the opponents with his skills and his dribbles. When he takes a kick he is always crying. He's a great player and it's just a pity at the end of the game that he wound everyone up. I said to him that his team was 3-1 up. He played 63 one-twos and didn't need to do that. He told me he was just playing passes.
That's not being respectful but then we mustn't have the same education. He's a bit on the edge and haughty with everybody. I told him that he needed to respect people. When you're idolized you need to show the right values. His attitude since he's been in France is there for everybody to see. He's over the top, winds people up and speaks badly, as usual," the coach claimed, as quoted by Goal.
Neymar, however, was unfazed by Der Zakarian's accusations and played down any debate or controversy regarding his play, his 'crying', or his simulation:
"It was a very tough match but our second half was better. It's an important victory for the team. Before the match, I talked with the staff and we all felt that I will score a goal on a free-kick. I had confidence, so I tried. It's a great goal to help the team to win," Neymar told PSGTV after the game.