Not currently at the best psychologically, Neymar has received the support of his teammate in selection, Thiago Silva.
“I think this is my last (World Cup). I see it that way because I don’t know if I will be mentally strong enough to continue to manage my life as a footballer afterwards.” In a documentary produced by DAZN, Neymar surprised by saying that he did not see himself continuing his career (at least international) after the World Cup in Qatar.
A decision linked in particular to the mental difficulties encountered by the Brazilian, professional footballer and star of his selection for more than ten years.
Faced with this, the n ° 10 of the Seleçao received the support of his former cpitaine at PSG and teammate in selection, Thiago Silva. The latter published an Instagram story in which we see the two players embracing.
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An image with the following message, in Portuguese: “If you need someone strong by your side, know that I will always be there. The Silva family love you.”
A mark of affection that the person concerned may well need at the moment, he who has also been called “an idiot” by a commentator on the Globo Esporte channel. A media release that caused a stir in Brazil, triggering the anger of Neymar’s father.
“Masked, pampered, cheating and now silly. We don’t mind the first three adjectives, silence has, perhaps, always been the best answer.”, for his part insurgent Neymar Sr.
“He is my idol, that of many Brazilians. Yesterday, my son posed for a photo next to a child, stuck his face to his, at the risk of being criticized for having removed the mask. And then what else? Where is the respect for the human being, for the eternal photo in a fleeting life … the unique opportunity of a fan.
“Yes, my son is masked and whatever you want. But silly? No! He’s the hero. A hero without lies, who faces his story head-on, without looking for cowardly shortcuts, without being treacherous. , my son … I am very proud of you! “
Despite the return to competition of its rather prominent playmaker (after serving a suspension game against Venezuela), Tite’s side could not do better than a 0-0 draw against Colombia. However, she retains the lead in the South American playoffs with nine wins and a draw from the start.