Santos star’s abilities dismissed by on-loan Marseille man.
One-time England international midfield player Joey Barton has launched an astonishing attack on Brazil forward Neymar via Twitter.
“Neymar is the Justin Bieber of football. Brilliant on the old YouTube. Cat piss in reality,” was Barton’s damning view of the Santos forward long dubbed as Brazil’s hero-in-waiting as they bid to win a sixth World Cup on home soil next year.
Former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder Barton, who now is on a season loan with Marseille from Queens Park Rangers, had already mocked Neymar as ‘overrated’ after Brazil’s friendly loss to England last month.