Neymar and his manager Jorge Jesus have both denied having any conflict at Al Hilal, after the Brazilian star was left out of the squad for the King Cup Champions victory over Al Jabalain on Monday.
Some media outlets had claimed that Neymar and Jesus had a heated argument in the dressing room after the match against Navbahor, and that Neymar wanted Jesus to be sacked by the Saudi Pro League club.
However, both parties have dismissed those reports as “lies” and “fake news”, and clarified the reason why Neymar was benched for the cup game.
Jesus said that Neymar was not in optimal physical condition, and that he decided to rest him for the sake of the team and the player himself. He added that he has a fantastic relationship with Neymar, and that they are working together to help Al Hilal achieve their goals.
Neymar, who joined Al Hilal this summer from Paris Saint-Germain for £78million, made his debut for the club last week against Al-Riyadh and played two more games before being dropped. He backed up his manager’s words on social media, saying that he respects Jesus and that they have no problems with each other.