Neymar's individual highlights in PSG 4-0 Celtic as Neil Lennon calls him 'infuriating'


Neymar is like football’s version of Marmite: you either love him or hate him.

There are many people drawn to the Brazilian’s immense skills. He’s a showman and can do things with a ball that very few others can.

But Neymar also has a theatrical side, which came out at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He dives and rolls around and complains, all of which is pretty exhausting.

On Tuesday evening, it was Celtic’s turn to go through the Neymar experience as they travelled to the Parc des Princes for a friendly against Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar only played 45 minutes but he did enough in that time for Celtic boss Neil Lennon to call him “infuriating”.


The 28-year-old was rather brilliant as PSG cruised to a 4-0 win, setting up Kylian Mbappe’s goal and getting on the scoresheet himself.

But we also saw the more uglier side to the Brazil international. He kicked out at Celtic’s Nir Bitton, cupped his ear after scoring and had a pop at Celtic’s bench.

Yeah, all in 45 minutes.

One moment of Neymar just casually mocking Celtic went viral on Twitter.

And how about this for a move. Who else is producing a rabona pass in that position?

His full individual highlights explain just why Lennon was so unhappy.

"He was just trying to wind people up," Lennon told the Daily Record, per Sky Sports.

"I said to the players you just have to keep your discipline and not take the bait really.

"He is infuriating but he knows it.”


Lennon was much more impressed by what he saw from Mbappe.

“I'm a big fan of Kylian Mbappe because I think he's fantastic in terms of his purpose and his pace,” the Celtic manager added. “They've got quality all over the pitch.

"That quality is world class. I'm pleased we've taken it on. I don't think we need to be down about it.

"Sometimes the players need to see the game at that level for what it is, and how far you have to strive to get there. Hopefully they can take a lot from it physically and mentally."

GIVEMESPORT’s Scott Wilson says:

I like Neymar. There, I said it.

Yes, his behaviour can be frustrating and it was off-putting at the 2018 World Cup.

But there are few more entertaining players in the world and when he’s on, he’s unstoppable.


Sometimes the showmen have an edge to their game and I’ve no problems with a player treating a friendly like a genuine, competitive match.

It stands him and PSG in good stead ahead of their meeting with Atalanta in the Champions League next month.

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