Cantona on Neymar: "Why has he come to France?"

The former international is perplexed as why the Brazilian decided to leave Barcelona for a move to Ligue 1. "It's not my way of seeing the passion of the game".

Eric Cantona.
Ian Walton DIARIO AS

Former French player Eric Cantona has cast scorn on last summer's decision by Neymar to leave LaLiga and sign with Parisian outfit PSG. The big move in August saw the striker sign for the Ligue 1 side in exchange for a 222 million euro fee. 

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Anderlecht

Games against Guingamp and Amiens.

Cantona, speaking with Yahoo Sport claimed, "a 25-year-old, playing with the Brazilian national side and at Barcelona, one has to ask the question why he's decided to move to the French league and play against the likes of Guingamp or Amiens. What has he come to do in the French league?".

When being challenged with a suggestion that the Brazilian has come to PSG to battle for the Champions League title, Cantona retorted adding: "He'll play in ten high profile games all season. I don't understand why he moved to France. Who understands it? It's certainly not my view on the passion for the game".

Ligue 1

Table PTS W D L
1PSG 32 10 2 0
2Mónaco 28 9 1 2
3Lyon 25 7 4 1
Full standing
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PSG - Nantes S-18/11 17:00
Mónaco - PSG D-26/11 21:00
PSG - Troyes X-29/11 21:00

*Update 16 de noviembre de 2017