Selfish Neymar and his arrogant PSG team-mates offered a lesson in Marseille

An injury-time free-kick from Edinson Cavani rescued a point for PSG, but Unai Emery’s players need to wake up and show their Ligue 1 opponents some respectBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“I couldn’t tell you a name of a single Marseille player,” said Dani Alves before Sunday night’s classique. Paris Saint-Germain players have long been a cliquey, ego-driven and even smug group, but their collective cockiness has begun to overflow since the summer. As France’s premier domestic fixture approached, the Paris half of Ligue 1’s most famous rivalry seemed uninterested. As Thomas Meunier put it, French football’s showpiece was “nothing special”.When Neymar and Kylian Mbappé arrived in the summer, it was difficult to see how other French clubs would stop them from disappearing over the horizon with every domestic honour going. The only problem is that Unai Emery’s players also seem to believe that and, in recent weeks, this assumption has noticeably affected their displays. As a smirking Neymar trudged from the Vélodrome pitch, having been sent off with his side trailing 2-1 to Marseille, it seemed as if that arrogance had finally taken over. Continue reading…

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