Since the advent of Neymar to PSG, the argument over who would take free-kicks and penalties were prevalent, with Edinson Cavani being the counterpart.
The first occurrence was marked in September, when the French capital club won against Lyon. Nonetheless, it was followed on numerous other occasions. There was even a time when the former Catalan pleaded the Uruguayan to take a penalty.
With the dispute’s exposure getting greater every day, it was settled temporarily, as the 25-year-old evidently won the battle and started taking penalties further.
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However, a peculiar incident materialised last night, as the Parisiens squared off against Troyes in a league fixture.
Prior to the half-time interval, the Parc des Princes outfit was awarded a penalty, and accordingly, Neymar picked up the ball intending to score a goal, with his side still tied 0-0.
However, the Uruguay international bravely stepped up and asked his teammate to take it, and surprising the supporters around the world, the Brazilian obliged.
Regardless, the former Napoli forward missed the shot unfortunately. Here’s a glimpse of the incident:
PSG win a penalty. Cavani asks Neymar if he can take it.
You can guess what happened next… 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/Eq2PhD8vTI
— Goal (@goal) November 29, 2017
The incident was expectedly followed by reactions on Twitter. A few claims that Neymar is a better candidate when it comes to penalty kicks rather than Cavani, and the striker should hence let the star signing take up the responsibility.
Cavani should just leave penalty duties to Neymar.. he misses again
— Olayinka ~ CFC (@Mr_Yinkuse) November 29, 2017
Neymar go kill Cavani if he near penalty again…😭😭😭😭
— 'ωαιε⚪ (@walejobbs) November 29, 2017
Cavani missed PK 😂 I tot Neymar was meant to handle such duties
— Theo Royalty (@Dr_Royalty) November 29, 2017
Nevertheless, the gaffer is positive that the duo will get along eventually, and had recently conceded that the pair “need each other” to succeed at the Parc des Princes.
Emery spoke further, saying: “Neymar and Edinson both possess the quality to be the best in the world. Their characters heavily influence their performances on the pitch.”
Although there hasn’t been much dispute between the attacking duo, if they were to get along, PSG’s offence could shape up like never before, as they’d then possess the calibre to perform even better exquisite plays. The boss, along with supporters, is confident that that day will arrive sooner or later.
Written by Hritwik NE
Passionate writer, coated in Blue.