Edinson Cavani vs Neymar spat good for Paris Saint-Germain - Marquinhos
Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Marquinhos believes the on-field spat between Neymar and Edinson Cavani is a good thing for the Capital outfit.
The front pair fell out on the pitch earlier last month as Les Parisiens were awarded a penalty against league rivals Lyon. Following an exchange of words, Cavani took the spot-kick which was saved, but Paris Saint-Germain won the game thanks to two own goals from the visitors.
Following the incident, a number of senior Paris Saint-Germain were said to be siding behind Cavani, but Marquinhos insists all is fine between his teammates and compatriot Neymar, he told El Pais: "The conflict with Cavani is normal. It's a good problem for the coach to have two players with that responsibility, who want to be a part of that moment. They are two great players and it's all fitting together in the best way."
Dani Alves, who is one of Neymar's close mates, had held a team-bonding session to close the rift with the 25-year-old, and although it ended in a quiet notice, Marquinhos says the squad will rally behind their summer signing, he added: "Neymar's reception was one of the best. He's adapting quickly, he has new objectives and I think the Brazilians have helped. In my case, that helped a lot. He's always looking for more, he always wants to improve and to have new goals and that's what he went to look for in Paris. We'll help him."
Despite the incident, both Cavani and Neymar have looked unfussed on the playing field, with the former stating that they have put their differences behind. Neymar is said to have the ambition of winning Ballon d'Or following his move to Parc des Princes, and this is a desire which is shared by Cavani, who hopes the Brazilian lifts the accolade whilst helping Les Parisiens lift the Champions League crown.