NEYMAR, Mikael Lustig’s favourite ‘actor’, has denied he holds a personal grudge against Celtic.
Then the Brazilian called for special protection from the referee during tonight’s Champions League encounter at the Parc des Princes.
It will be the latest chapter in a long-running feud between Neymar and the Hoops which goes back to his Barcelona days that saw him involved in a series of controversial incidents, including Scott Brown’s sending-off, his duels with Lustig and his refusal to shake hands with rookie right-back Tony Ralston at the end of PSG’s 5-0 win in September.
Now the £200million man reckons he will be singled out for special treatment by Brendan Rodgers’s side in the French capital this evening.
Neymar said: “It is a question I am asked if I have a problem with Celtic and there is no problem. We had a game where it was intense, but that was many years ago now.
“I am used to being on the end of some rough treatment. All I can do is trust the referees to do their job.
“For me, this game is nothing personal, it’s just business. Just a chance to get three points.
“It is always good to win big as we did in Scotland, but the most important thing is we get the win.
“We have a 100 per cent record in the Champions League this season in what is a very strong group and against Celtic we want that record to continue.”
Meanwhile, as others see us…
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— Sport Reporter (@Sport__Reporter) November 21, 2017
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