Rodgers suggests Neymar lacked humility

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar should have shown humility by shaking the hand of young defender Anthony Ralston.

The two players clashed repeatedly on the field during PSG’s 5-0 Champions League win over the Hoops at Celtic Park on Tuesday.

It appeared Neymar refused to shake Ralston’s hand when the final whistle blew. As a result, Rodgers has made it clear that the world’s most expensive player acted out of turn.

He told reporters: “It’s a pity. I’ve spoke of my admiration for Neymar but it would have been nice if he could have recognised an 18-year-old coming up against himself, a top-class player.

“Maybe he just feels that when he comes to Celtic Park, a hostile ground, it’s a difficult place for him to come.

“The friendships aren’t quite there but it could have been nice for him to acknowledge the young guy because he is a sensational player. That sort of mark of class is always good when high-level players can show that bit of humility.”

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