Neymar is the biggest actor in football – Mikael Lustig


Celtic defender, Mikael Lustig has branded Barcelona forward Neymar, as “the biggest actor in football”.

Lustig, who is now in his sixth season at the Scottish club, was speaking ahead of Sweden’s clash with Belarus.

In an interview with Expressen, he was asked who he thought was the biggest diver in the game.

“Neymar,” he said, adding “he always falls very light, you can barely touch him.”

Lustig has played against Barca six times in the Champions League since 2012, with Neymar playing in the last four of those matches and scoring four times.

“There weren’t any heavy tackles,” Lustig continued, “it was just two guys who moaned at each other. It was nothing special.

“He’s better than me, so to compete you try to stay close and sometimes you need to pull tricks and get into his head.

“It was job done when he reacted but I didn’t show my experience when I chased after him and got a yellow as well!”