Neymar’s father has spoken out at what he called the “vultures” circling his son on Thursday, following Paris St Germain’s Champions League last 16 first-leg loss to Real Madrid.
The Brazil superstar has been roundly criticised for his ineffectual play as Los Blancos cut the Parisians to size at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But Neymar’s father, who is also his agent, believes the tie is not yet over and called on his son to rise above ‘vultures that have come to feed off carcasses.
“In a war there are those who feed off victories and those who, like vultures, feed off the carcasses of the defeated,” Neymar’s father wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of his son.
Neymar Snr, who played a key role in his son’s world record transfer from Barcelona to PSG last summer, was nevertheless adamant that PSG can qualify for the quarterfinals with a win in second leg of the tie in Paris on March 6.
“My son has been battling since he was a child,” he wrote, “always fighting fair, always avoiding the vultures, always rising again stronger.
“We lost a battle but as for the war, we’ll see, because it will last as long as we’re on the field.”
Over to you Ney…