MIKAEL LUSTIG has branded Barcelona superstar Neymar as “football’s biggest actor”.
The Celtic defender and the Brazilian attacker clashed several times when the Spanish aces won 2-0 in the Champions League at Parkhead in November.
Lustig and Neymar were involved in a heated exchange late in the match following a challenge by the Barca ace on the Swede.
As the Hoops right-back prepared for his nation’s forthcoming game against Belarus, he was asked by the Swedish Press to name the sport’s most infamous actor.
Lustig didn’t hesitate when he answered: “Neymar. He always falls very light, you can barely touch him.”
Following the Glasgow confrontation, the Celt laughed off the spat between the two players, which saw both men being booked.
Lustig said: “There weren’t any heavy tackles, it was just two guys who moaned at each other. It was nothing special.“He’s better than me, so to compete you try to stay close and sometimes you need to pull tricks and get into his head.
“It was job done when he reacted, but I didn’t show my experience when I chased after him and got a yellow, as well!”