5 players who insulted their clubs after they left
Not all marriages are happy ones and here are 5 such cases in football.
Playing for a football club is almost like a marriage. The player and the club come together after believing that both of them would improve each other. If things go well after the signing, then the marriage lasts longer.
And if not, they break down. And just like how it happens in real life, some break-ups are really, really bad.
So much that the players actually come out and openly blast their clubs for the way they were treated during their stay. Hence, without further ado, here is a list of 5 players who insulted their former clubs in some way or the other.
#5 Neymar - Barcelona
When Neymar joined Barcelona, he was supposed to lead them for the next decade or so and eventually succeed Lionel Messi as the main man at the Camp Nou. But sometimes in life, things don’t work out as one wants it to.
As Neymar dismantled Paris-Saint Germain in the Champions League earlier this year, inspiring a comeback after being down 4-0 from the first leg, it was Messi who became the star of the match with that picture.
Neymar knew, then, that he had to leave Barcelona in order to come out Messi’s shadow – and he did just that. When PSG came in with €222 million, Barcelona had no choice but to accept the offer since it met the release clause of the Brazilian.
And so he left – and it caused a massive uproar among the fans and also became the source of friction between the club and the player.
"I don't have anything to say to the Barcelona board," Neymar began. "For me ... Well, actually I have something to say: That I am disappointed with them.
"I spent four years there and was very happy. I began happy, spent four years happy and left happy. But not with them. For me, they shouldn't be in charge of Barca. Barca deserve much better, and everyone knows this."
While he might be right, but saying these words after pushing for a move against the fans’ wishes might not be the best of things to do.