- Dani Alves has blasted ex-Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forla over insulting Neymar
- The Brazilian took to Twitter to explain his role in the conflict between his teammates
- PSG boss Unai Emery has stepped in to resolve the tension between his players
Brazilian fullback Dani Alves responded to insults from the ex-Manchester striker Diego Forlan as the controversy surrounding fellow teammate Neymar lingers.
Alves took to Twitter to explain his role in the dispute between his teammates while lashing out at the Uruguayan attacker.
The PSG stars argued more than once over set pieces during Sunday's 2-0 win over Lyon. Neymar and Cavani were seen discussing who should take a penalty in the second half. Then, as they prepared to take a free-kick, Alves refused to give Cavani the ball and allowed Neymar to step up.
The 34-year-old has lashed out at Diego Forlan on Twitter after the striker was critical of Neymar's treatment of Edinson Cavani at Paris Saint-Germain.
"I don't know what game you all saw but I did not take the ball away from my teammate they took it from me," the 34-year-old said, linking to a quote from Forlan's interview.
"And just so you know, the last PSG free kick goal was scored by me... so shut your mouth and stop using my name for controversy."
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PSG coach Unai Emery has said Alves tried to repair the relationship between the players over a meal, and clarified that from now on he will designate a first-choice set-piece taker.
The capital club have started the season with six Ligue 1 wins from as many games and they face Montpellier on Saturday.
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