Neymar Jr. claims that he has earned respect from his national team because he is one of the most important Brazilian players in the last decade. The Paris Saint Germain striker (PSG) uses Lionel Messi’s role in Barcelona as an example to explain why he might be treated differently from his Selecao team-mates.
“I have been in the national team for 10 years. I have always been one of the most important players and one of the leaders because I have never hidden and I always do well with the national team,” Neymar was quoted as saying by Marca, Thursday (10) / 10/2019).
Neymar explained when a player has a performance like this, it’s normal to have a different treatment. Speaking of Messi, for example, the Barcelona superstar received different treatment from his teammates and clubs.
This has nothing to do because of Messi’s good looks. But what he did. “In Barcelona, Messi has a different treatment. Does he have it because he is more handsome? No, it is for what he has done. I say this is not only for myself but for all players who reach this level,” said Neymar.
Neymar will celebrate his 100th match with Brazil in a friendly match against Senegal and he revealed his three best moments with his national team. First, against the United States in 2010, the World Cup debut and the first World Cup goal in 2014.
On the other hand, Neymar talked about his life in Paris after he failed to move to another club in the transfer market last summer. He said that although Barcelona could not reach an agreement with the French giants, he was happy with the current situation.
“I am happy, both in the national team and in the club. Everyone knows that I want to go, but I am happy now. The season has started quite well in personal terms and I will give everything so we can win the title,” concluded Neymar.