Battle of PSG Forwards: Edinson Cavani Opens up on Confrontation with Neymar

PSG striker Edinson Cavani has finally spoken about the penalty incident with Neymar and he claims that the situation with the Brazilian is ‘relaxed’. Cavani and Neymar were involved in a confrontation on the pitch and there was also an involvement from Dani Alves. The two strikers argued about free kick and penalty responsibilities in the 2-0 win over Lyon. Neymar has been getting a huge amount of attention since making the £200 million switch to Parc des Princes, but Cavani appeared to show the Brazilian that he still retains the number one spot at the club.

After a public spat, Cavani took the penalty and went on to miss it. It was later rumoured that the pair clashed in the dressing room and had not been seeing eye-to-eye over the last few weeks. Yet, Cavani has come out with his first major statement regarding the incident, and he claims that the media have turned the situation into a full-blown fight. He insisted that it was not the case and that things were relaxed between him and Neymar.

PSG have made a stunning start to the competition and have been able to establish a three-point lead over Monaco after eight matches. PSG have been the top scorers (27) in the division by a considerable margin. Cavani is not the leading scorer in the French Ligue 1 table this season, as Monaco forward Radamel Falcao has been able to steam that limelight. Yet, Cavani has scored two more goals than Neymar (6) after the first eight games.