Neymar has clearly been having a rough time since his world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window. The player has been criticized for a number of reasons, which have been doing the rounds since months now.
After Brazil’s convincing 3-1 win over Japan in an international friendly, in which Neymar bagged a goal, the superstar surprisingly began to cry during the post-match press conference.
Brazil coach Tite was asked by attending journalists whether he had a problem with the PSG talisman, but the gaffer brushed off the allegations, and replied: “I am tired of hearing people say that I have a problem with Neymar. WE, are tired. He is a great human being.”
Neymar was clearly very upset at 'made up' media reports.
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) November 10, 2017
While Tite responded, Neymar ended up breaking down in tears, presumably due to the constant pressure he has been facing from all fronts due to such unfounded claims.
Neymar has been the subject to plenty of criticism from the press across Europe, and it all started with his move to the French giants, as several reports suggested he was eager to move out of Lionel Messi’s shadow. There were also claims that hinted at his desperation to win the Ballon d’Or – something he believed he could achieve with PSG.
Soonafter, a rift with PSG teammate Edinson Cavani dominated the proceedings over penalty and free-kicks duties. The 25-year-old was also accused of seeking special privileges at the club, and it has indeed been harsh on the Brazilian, who continues to dazzle for club and country.
The ex-Santos man has been in commanding form lately, and has delivered consistently for PSG besides helping his nation sealing their qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup. The sensational talent will continue to dazzle one and all on Tuesday, when his side meets England at Wembley in another friendly.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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