"Stick To Goalkeeping!" - Jamie Carragher And Peter Schmeichel Involved In Intense Live Debate Over Neymar
The Brazilian international played a key role in his side's 2-1 victory in the Champions League quarter-final and he dominated the ball.
However, the first half saw him miss a number of clear cut chances as Atalanta took a shock lead.
Schmeichel, who was was a pundit on CBS Sports for the game, admitted he wasn't impressed with the 28-year-old at the break and heaped praise on Atalanta instead.
Fellow Premier League legend Carragher hit back and defended Neymar to which the former Manchester United goalkeeper replied: "Please don't cry."
Kylian Mbappe's introduction in the second half inspired PSG to a late victory and when Neymar played a key part in both goals, Carragher immediately went for Schmeichel.
"What's Neymar done now @Pschmeichel1?!... Stick to goalkeeping"@Carra23 liked that game-winning goal just a bit... :joy: pic.twitter.com/XF2ojtKchg
- Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 12, 2020
The ex-Liverpool man belted out: "What's Neymar done now, Schmeichel?! Only set the two of them up!
"Stick to goalkeeping!"
Fans on Twitter reacted to the exchange and they think it could go down as a vintage 'Carra' moment.
Carragher and Schmeichel were beefing on CBS about Neymar LOOOOL. Carragher is a real one, always backs the right horse
- Tiny Byte (@AliquamScripto) August 12, 2020
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hahahahaha jamie carragher ripping into peter schmeichel for saying neymar has been bad
- mmmmmhhhhmmmm (@MowIid) August 12, 2020
Carragher telling Schmeichel to "stick to goalkeeping" after PSG's second goal was special.
- Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) August 12, 2020
Ruined him? Schmeichel dug himself a hole with his comments on Neymar and was made to look a mug as a pundit. Carragher destroyed him and his only response. "Stop crying" seems weak to me.
- James Lescott (@Lescotts) August 13, 2020
Schmeichel wouldn't backtrack however and replied with: "You know a little bit about football.
"I have to say I'm trying to compare him to players of the likes of [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi, [Diego] Maradona, [Robert] Lewandowski and actually Mbappe - I think he changed the game. I don't think Neymar was brilliant.
"But I'm so happy for you [Carragher] that you are happy that I was wrong.
"Let me just remind you, that you are out on your brackets - I had PSG! Forgot that?"
PSG will take on either Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig in a huge semi-final on Tuesday.
Who do you agree with when it comes to Neymar, Jamie Carragher or Peter Schmeichel?
Let us know in the comments below.
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