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Edinson Cavani Pretty Much Confirms He Doesn't Like Neymar

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Edinson Cavani Pretty Much Confirms He Doesn't Like Neymar

Edinson Cavani has continued to stoke his rivalry with Neymar by saying it's more important to have a professional relationship than being friends.

Since Neymar's mega-money transfer in the summer, the biggest takeaway from his Paris Saint-Germain career has been the penalty drama with the Uruguayan striker.

(Watch Cavani reject Neymar's advances to take the PSG penalty:)

The pair argued over a PSG spot-kick which then escalated. From a reported dressing room bust-up to Neymar allegedly demanding Cavani gets sold.

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Manager Unai Emery threatened to get involved, and he did by suggesting he's going to alternate the penalty responsibilities.

Neymar celebrates after converting a penalty. Image: PA

And speaking to SFR Sport via ESPN, Cavani has reflected on the squabble after being quizzed about penalty gate and more.

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"The penalty business, it is in the past," he said. "These things happen in football. The important thing now is to find a solution together and to operate as a team. Ultimately, this is what enables you to achieve great things.

Neymar and Cavani stand over a PSG set-piece. Image: PA

"We need to be a competitive team, we do not need to all be friends or like a family.

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"The most important thing is that everybody is professional on the pitch and gives 100 percent. Outside of that, everybody has their own life, their own way of being and their own way of thinking.

Neymar and Cavani celebrate together. Image: PA

Cavani added: "What is important is to win and to do that, the solution has to be the best for the team

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"The coach must decide what is best for the team. I think that it is the coach who will find the solution. When he makes his choice, it will be like that. Has he taken his decision? I do not know.

After recording their eighth league victory over the weekend - with 'MCN' surprisingly not getting on the score-sheet, PSG return to European action while looking to continue their 100% start as they face Anderlecht, tonight.

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar

Nasir Jabbar
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