Marseille midfielder Payet reckons that if Neymar thinks defenders in Ligue 1 are too rough then he'd stand no chance in England.
Payet says Paris Saint-Germain's world record signing must simply learn to put up with the hard stuff.
And he told L’Equipe: “He better not go and play in England then!
“I think that every team talk the opposing coach gives must focus on him.
"Unhappily, he takes the kind of blows that make him lose his rhythm because it’s one of the ways that he can be stopped. He’s a victim of his talent.
“It happens to other players, like Florian Thauvin [of Marseille] and Nabil Fekir [of Lyon]. All the players who are specialists in dribbling and committing defenders are liable to be kicked.”
Neymar, who will be allowed to join Real Madrid should PSG win the Champions League this season, scored a brace as the runaway league beat Montpellier 4-0 on Saturday.
Afterwards the £198million man claimed he is happy at Paris Saint-Germain.
A rift with Edinson Cavani and suggestions that the Brazilian is unhappy at the standard of French football led to speculation that he wants out.