Neymar slams 'lies' after claims he tried to get Al Hilal manager sacked following 'dressing room fight'
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Neymar has labelled claims that he tried to get Al Hilal manager Jorge Jesus sacked as ‘lies’.
During the summer transfer window, Neymar ended his six-year stay with Paris Saint Germain as he moved to Saudi Professional League side Al Hilal in a deal worth a reported €90 million.
This week, it was reported that Neymar wanted the club to sack manager Jesus after a dressing room altercation.
According to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, Neymar demanded the club to dismiss Jesus after he was harshly reprimanded for his below-par performance and bad attitude.
The report also claimed that club directors met with Jesus’ agent and warned him of the possibility of terminating the coach’s contract if Al Hilal’s performance does not improve in the near future.
However, the Brazilian superstar has since hit back at those claims.
Taking to social media, Neymar wrote: “Lies... Y'all got to stop believing these things, pages like this... with millions of followers you can't keep posting fake news! With all due respect in the world, I ask you to stop this. This is a lot of disrespect.”
Jesus launched an extraordinary rant after the draw against Navbahor Namangan.
He said: “The game was difficult, if you can call it a game, because the team we faced was repeatedly wasting time and breaking the rhythm, and I'm not used to playing against this type of team.
“I've been a coach for 35 years and I've never seen anything like this, a team wasting time like Navbahor. They didn't come in to play football. All they did was anti-play, successive fouls and wasting time and the referee didn't control the situation. Our draw, it didn't come from their defensive discipline, but from something far removed from football.”
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