Cavani denies there's a problem with PSG team-mate Neymar

"I don't know why they make up these stories, there's no problem"

The Uruguay striker also said that Neymar "is adapting quickly"

Neymar, junto a Mbappé y Cavani
Neymar, junto a Mbappé y Cavani | AFP

Edinson Cavani denied that there's a problem with his team-mate Neymar after the two disputed which of them should take free-kicks and penalties for Paris Saint-Germain during their 2-0 win over Lyon at the weekend. 


"These things are created. I don't know why these stories are created. The truth is that these are normal things; things that happen in football," the Uruguay striker told Gol de Medianoche de Radio Universal.

"I learned of the story just now talking with my brother, about people saying that Cavani won't let anyone take penalties and that there's a problem with Neymar. The truth is that there's no problem. 

"He [Neymar] has just arrived and like I said from the off we are keen for him to adapt in the best way possible. I think that's been proven because you can see he is adapting quickly."  

Footage from the PSG-Lyon game suggested differences between the two

Neymar's the most expensive football player in history after PSG paid Barça 222 million euros for him. On Sunday, in the 78th minute of the win over Lyon, though, Cavani refused to let him take a penalty -- the Uruguayan took, and missed, it. 

It wasn't the first time, either. In the 57th minute, when PSG had a free-kick, the Brazilian Dani Alves hid the ball from Cavani and delivered it to Neymar. 

Cavani joined PSG in 2013 and scored 49 goals in 50 games in all competitions last season. 


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