Cavani: I don’t need to be friends with Neymar

Edinson Cavani has claimed that he does not have to be friends with Neymar for the duo to perform well in tandem with each other at Paris Saint-Germain.

There were murmurs of discontent between the team-mates at the start of the season, with the pair having clashed on the pitch over the taking of a penalty during a game against Lyon.

The Uruguayan striker insists any rift between the duo is in the past and suggests that manager Unai Emery had not yet decided who will take penalties
Edinson Cavani has claimed that he does not have to be friends with Neymar for the duo to perform well in tandem with each other at Paris Saint-Germain.

There were murmurs of discontent between the team-mates at the start of the season, with the pair having clashed on the pitch over the taking of a penalty during a game against Lyon.
There was also a disagreement over a free-kick during the same match, with Dani Alves refusing to give the ball to Cavani to take the set-piece, handing it to Neymar instead.

The Uruguayan striker insists those issues are in the past but says that he does not need to be friends with his team-mate for them both to deliver in a PSG shirt.
Speaking ahead of the Ligue 1 side’s Champions League meeting with Anderlecht, Cavani told SFR Sport: “The penalty case, that’s in the past. These are things that happen in football.  

“We must find the solution together and function as a team. We need to be a competitive team, but we do not need to be friends. You have to be professional, and afterwards everyone has their own life.

“To win is the most important thing so it is necessary to find the best solution for the team. That [who takes the penalties] is what the coach need to decide.
“I think the person in charge [Unai Emery] will find a solution. When he makes the decision, that will be that. Has he made his decision? I don’t think so [laughs].”

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