Outspoken talkSPORT presenter, Jason Cundy, has gone viral after claiming that he would rather have Chelsea’s Mason Mount in his team than Neymar.
The Paris Saint-Germain star has long been considered one of the best players in the world and kicked off his World Cup campaign with his country, Brazil, last night.
He put in a good display – although nothing to shout home about by his lofty standards – but picked up an unfortunate injury at the end of the game, leaving fans concerned for his prospects at the tournament.
Neymar even appeared to be in tears on the subs bench after leaving the field of play.
If he was to be ruled out for some, or God forbid all of this World Cup, it would undoubtedly be a huge blow for Brazil.
Neymar has been talismanic for his national side throughout his career and is just three strikes away from smashing the mighty Pele’s goal record and becoming the nation’s all-time top scorer.
However, Cundy, clearly doesn’t think he would be that big a loss…
LUSAIL CITY, QATAR – NOVEMBER 24: Neymar of Brazil is attended to by medical staff during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group G match between Brazil and Serbia at Lusail Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
What did Cundy say?
Speaking on talkSPORT, Jamie O’Hara posed the question: “Who would you take out of the Brazil side to put into the England’s starting eleven?”
O’Hara actually began by saying that, for him, Neymar gets in at the expense of Mason Mount.
But Cundy was having none of it: “I’ll tell you why Neymar gets nowhere near any team that I want to support is because it’s him,” Cundy declared. “He’s not a team player.”
“What, so you’re telling me that you would take Mount over Neymar?” O’Hara fired back.
Cundy answered: “Yes! 100%, and I’ll tell you why, because Neymar won’t do what Mount does.
“He won’t do the dirty work. If you’re not a team player, you can’t get in the team.
“Can you imagine if Neymar was English in that Southgate squad? Imagine the disruption, what it would do, the effect it would have.
“He’s not part of the gang. Look at what he did, he left Barca because he couldn’t compete with Messi.
“He turns up at PSG and Mbappe turns up. He’s not even the best player at PSG!
“It’s all about him and it’s more than just the player.”
WATCH: Cundy’s furious rant on Neymar
👀 “Would I take Mason Mount over Neymar? 100%, absolutely!”
❌ “He’s not a team player. Neymar won’t do what Mount does.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 24, 2022
Wow, well we can safely presume that Cundy is absolutely not a fan of Neymar.
It’s an interesting take, but just look at Neymar’s record this season at PSG.
In 14 Ligue 1 matches, the flashy Brazilian has scored 11 and assisted a further nine.