Recent rumors have been spreading around claiming that Javier Mascherano has called his fellow teammate Neymar as someone who is selfish and they have now developed a negative relationship.
Javier Mascherano is believed to have slammed Neymar after Barcelona was knocked out from the Champions League.
Towards the 2nd half of the season, Neymar turned into a target of criticism as the Brazilian player was being blamed as one of the main reasons of why Barcelona lost a significant amount of points in the final months of the Spanish League as well as from the elimination from the Champions League.
"Stop being so selfish, think more about the team," Mascherano had yelled at Neymar after losing against Athletic Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
"In those moments you can see who is who and how everyone acts. Thank God we have a great dressing room and even during the bad run we knew that we were going to move forward and turn things around. We did it in the last few games. Now we have the final La Liga game and the Copa del Rey final. I think if we get the two titles it would be a very good end to the campaign." This statement was released by Mascherano during an interview with ESPN after being knocked out from the European competition.
Neymar is considered to be one of the most talented players in the world of football but at the same time he does receive a lot of criticism for his attitude as well as for his actions in the pitch as the 24 year old player has a tendency for going down in search for a penalty kick and another one of the reasons of why Neymar is not a likeable figure is due to his temperamental character.