Prolific Benfica midfielder Joao Mario has slammed PSG forward Neymar Jr, for being so annoying on the pitch. Mario blasts Neymar after Bendfica’s 1-1 draw in Paris.
The two favorites to qualify for the knockout of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League in Group H met for a double header in the Champions League matchay three and four.
As expected, it was a cracker with both matches ending in a draw. Both sides shared the spoils after the two legs of the Champions League clash.
Taking advantage of a superior level of quality, PSG dominated both legs, but the Portuguese giants proved a force to be reckoned with.
After the two headers, both sides share the same number of points and are joint table-toppers.
The first leg which was played in Portugal saw Lionel Messi score in the 22nd minute to give PSG the lead.
The goal was canceled out after an own goal by Perreira in the 41st minute ensured that both sides shared the spoil.
A similar scoreline was recorded in Paris. It was PSG taking the lead after Kylian Mbappe’s penalty.
The host also conceded in a penalty in the second half of the game, which was perfectly converted by visitors.
Joao Mario scored from the spot kick, ensuring that both sides ended the game once more with a 1-1 draw.
After securing his sides’s equaliser in the second half, Mario made controversial comments about Neymar during the Champions League second leg clash.
Although he respected the feat and skills of the South American and Brazil star, Mario admitted that Neymar is “annoying as hell on the pitch.”
According to him, Neymar “has needs to bicker with players on the pitch” during the game, and that was very annoying to him.
“Neymar plays very well, but he is annoying as hell on the pitch,” Mario said after rhe match.
“One of the best players in the world, very talented, [but] I think he has the need to bicker with players on the pitch.”
Nevertheless, Mario admitted that it was a pleasure playing against the former Barcelona player.
”Absolutely normal. It’s a pleasure for us to play against him”, he admitted.
Out of the feared attacking trio at PSG, Neymar was the only one left without a goal after both legs of the encounter.
Lionel Messi scored in Portugal in the first leg of the game. While Kylian Mbappe found the back of the net in the second leg in Paris after converting a penalty.
Neymar struggled against the Portuguese giants and was unable to find the back of the net.
Joao Mario further added to his plight by saying he annoys as hell while on the pitch by trying to bicker with other players.
Despite the goal deadlock in both Champions League matches, Neymar is still on top of his game this season. He had 8 French Ligue 1 goals and a Champions goal for PSG this season.
Despite the reported tension at Parc Des Princes between him and Mbappe, the two players have put in their best for PSG, likewise Lionel Messi.