There was no messing with Neymar Jr. last night after Paris Saint Germain threw away a two-goal lead before eventually losing out to Rennes on penalties in the final of the Coupe de France last night.
Footage emerged almost immediately after the game of the Brazilian superstar becoming embroiled in what seemed to start as a discussion but what ended in a flimsy right fist to the head of a spectator whilst he climbed the steps to receive his losers medal at the Stade de France.
Neymar punching a fan after their loss to Stade Rennais 😳 pic.twitter.com/SgOXUHDuf4
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The striker's ire turned towards his teammates in the post-match mix zone however as the man who'd just punched a randomer in the face, urged the younger members of the squad to listen with greater intent to the more experienced players in Thomas Tuchel's side.
Way to live in the real world champ.
He had earlier put the Parisiens 2-0 to the good on his return to the starting line up after a foot injury, doubling the lead given to the Ligue 1 champions by Dani Alves.
However, with the infamous Champions League collapse to Manchester United still fresh in the memory, PSG slipped again. Presnel Kimpembe, whose outstretched left arm quite literally handed Marcus Rashford the opportunity to fire United to the quarterfinals from the penalty spot on March 6th, used his outstretched left foot to turn Hamari Traoré's cross past Alphonse Areola just before half-time, before centre-half Mexer drew the underdogs level in the second half.
Kylian Mbappe saw red for an ugly challenge as the giants became frustrated at not finding the next in extra time before Rennes triumphed 6-5 on penalties.
Neymar insisted after the game that the team must become more "united".
We need to be more like men in the dressing room, we must be more united.
I see a lot of young players who are, not lost exactly, but they lack more ear than mouth.
They must listen more than they talk. Sometimes a more experienced guy speaks, and they answer back. The coach himself speaks, and they retort. This is not how a team goes far.
We are more experienced, so they must respect us a bit more, listen a bit more. I had to do the same when I was starting out.