Cani: Neymar will have problems if he keeps up playing style
Neymar’s style of play will cause him problems for the entirety of his career, according to Atletico Madrid midfielder Cani.
Neymar scored twice in an ill-tempered affair at the Vicente Calderon as Barcelona won 3-2 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals.
Atletico captain Gabi branded the Brazilian "irritating" after the match, claiming the 22-year-old attempts to wind up his opponents throughout games.
And Cani has now fired a warning to the former Santos star, telling reporters on Wednesday: "He’ll have problems for his whole career. Neymar has a style of play. One day he’ll have a problem as he did today, but if he likes it…
"That’s the way he plays."
Cani also says Gabi remains at a loss to explain why he was issued a red card following his appeals for a penalty against Jordi Alba.
"Gabi says he only said it was a penalty and a red card, that he didn’t say anything else and was sent off," said the 33-year-old.
Cani made his first appearance for the Spanish champions against Barca following his loan switch from Villarreal and admits he has mixed feelings following the game.
"It was a bit bittersweet," he added. "I would have liked to win and reach the next round, but you can’t choose that. I had to try to go out there and do the best I could."
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