Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo states he earned peace with Neymar prior to the South america worldwide left for Paris Saint-Germain following the two clashed in training recently.
Neymar reacted angrily to some challenge from Semedo and that he needed to be held back by Sergio Busquets because he tried to confront the Portugal worldwide, a €30 million summer time signing from Benfica.
The incident came at any given time when Neymar’s future was the topic of fevered media speculation because he closed in on the world-record proceed to PSG.
“It had been nothing,” Semedo was adamant within an interview with Globoesporte. “It had been an ordinary play in training. We train very intensely also it would be a play that may happen.
“Now it’s over, it had been fine so we made peace after. If only him best wishes at PSG.”
Nelson Semedo became a member of Barcelona from Benfica this summer time.
Neymar subsequently performed for Barca against Real Madrid within their Worldwide Champions Cup win, however that demonstrated his final game for that club before he completed his €222m proceed to in france they capital.
He’s yet to create his debut for his new club, though, there remain doubts about his availability with this weekend’s game against Guingamp, with documents issues delaying his registration.
Semedo also spoke about Barca teammate Douglas, that has been heavily associated with taking his place at Benfica.
Douglas hasn’t featured under Valverde in preseason, apart from a trip inside a mixed side against Gimnastic, and also the new Barca coach is keen for him to locate a new club prior to the finish from the month.
“He’s a great player,” Semedo added. “I love him a great deal and i believe he’d be considered a good substitute [for me personally], yes.”
Samuel Marsden covers Barcelona for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @SamuelMarsden.