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Provocative Neymar is Fragile

1998 World Cup winner Bixente Lizzarazu suggested the former Barcelona forward must adopt a simpler method of playing.

The Brazilian suffered an injury to his ankle in PSG 2 – 0 Coupe de France win over Strasbourg last Wednesday.

Neymar, who seemed to have twisted his ankle after succession of hard tackles from the Strasbourg’s defenders might miss the first leg of PSG Champions League tie against United.

Whilst Lizzarazu critical of the Strasbourg treatments of Neymar the former Bayern Munich left back posited the former Barcelona player was annoying.

“I understand the reaction of the
Strasbourg players, although not the way in which the expressed it, Lizzarazu, a 97 capped international told Telefoot.

“We can criticise the Strasbourg way of defending, but it’s true that Neymar is something a little bit provocative and this annoys defenders.

“He doesn’t need to do this and could sometimes play simpler, especially because he is fragile.”

Neymar is not the only PSG player on the injury list, with Marco Verrati expected to be a long time absentee – and outcast Adrien Rabiot not expected to be called back to the first team any time soon.

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