‘He told me he won in one day what I earn in a year’: Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez claims Neymar bragged about money during furious Marseille bust-up as Spaniard insists PSG star doesn’t deserve his ‘respect’
- Alvaro Gonzalez has opened up on his bust-up with PSG and Brazil star Neymar
- Both were cleared of making alleged ‘discriminatory remarks’ in spat last month
- But now Marseille’s Alvaro has revealed what Neymar said to him during match
- Five players were sent off following brawl in Marseille’s 1-0 victory over PSG
Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez has opened up on his bust-up with Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, saying the forward bragged about how much he earns.
Both were cleared of making alleged ‘discriminatory remarks’ in their spat during PSG’s clash with Marseille last month.
But now Alvaro has spoken out about the incident which saw five players dismissed in injury time and has revealed what Neymar said to him.
Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez (R) has opened up on bust-up with PSG star Neymar (L)
Both were cleared of making alleged ‘discriminatory remarks’ in spat in last month’s match
‘Neymar told me he won in one day what I earn in a year, and it’s true. I told him I was very happy with my salary,’ Alvaro told Onda Cero.
‘Neymar’s whole game that day was unfortunate, full of provocations.’
Neymar was sent off and banned for two matches for hitting Marseille’s Alvaro, with the PSG star later accusing the Spanish defender of racial abuse towards him.
Alvaro denied Neymar’s claims and reiterated that to Onda Cero, saying: ‘I did not make any racist insults, I will not allow my football career and myself to be humiliated.
‘Neymar deserves nothing from me, neither my respect nor anything.
‘We had a bad time, not just me, my family and more. If I had said anything to him, it would have appeared on all the cameras.’
Neymar (middle) was sent off in the 1-0 defeat by Marseille in September for hitting Alvaro
A brawl in the final minutes of the PSG-Marseille match ensued at the Parc des Princes
Marseille’s Jordan Amavi clashes with Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa and both saw red
Alvaro and Marseille had claimed to possess evidence that it was in fact Neymar who made a racist slur during the match by calling defender Sakai a ‘Chinese s***’.
A Spanish TV network had also accused the PSG star of making a homophobic slur, calling Gonzalez ‘a f***ing queer’ in the violent incident.
After the match, Neymar vented his fury at Alvaro over the alleged abuse. The Brazilian attacker tweeted: ‘You are not a man to assume your mistake, losing is part of the sport. Now insulting and bringing racism into our lives no, I don’t agree.’
Gonzalez himself had tweeted: ‘There is no place for racism… Sometimes you have to learn to lose and take it on the field. Incredible 3 points today. Allez l’OM. Thanks family.’