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Rival coach Pascal Dupraz has become an enemy of Neymar Sr. with his comments on his son’s latest setback
Neymar’s father has launched a passionate defense of his son, criticizing Caen manager Pascal Dupraz for taunting him after he was injured with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
Neymar will miss next week’s reunion with former club Barcelona in the Champions League after being ruled out for about four weeks due to injury.
The Brazilian left during PSG’s 1-0 French Cup win over Caen and has since expressed his frustration on Instagram, saying: “The sadness is great, the pain is immense and the crying is constant.”
What did the manager of Caen say?
Complaining about a refereeing decision after the game, Caen Dupraz’s coach said: “Maybe we would have liked a penalty for [Steeve] Yago’s action that earned him a yellow card.
“In my opinion that’s a shame. But I’m not going to cry, I leave it to Neymar ”.
Neymar Sr.’s response
Neymar’s father, Neymar Sr., responded to Dupraz on Instagram: “Really, my son has to cry, but not because of what you believe, sir.
“I think he has to cry because there are coaches like you, referees of that level, negligent leagues, biased referees and cowards in the sport.
“Yes, you have to cry …
“But through our crying and his, my son’s, the athlete’s, the magic of football will last one more night and then he will get up, as always, to win again.”
What games will Neymar miss?
In addition to Tuesday’s game at the Camp Nou, Neymar is expected to miss the Ligue 1 matches against Nice, Monaco, Dijon and Bordeaux.
He will race to be fit for the second leg against Barcelona in Paris on March 10.
PSG are currently three points behind the top of Ligue 1 in third place, with Lille and Lyon ahead.