Neymar dives less at Barcelona, says Edmilson
Former Brazil star Edmilson believes that Neymar dives a lot less following his summer move from Santos to Barcelona.
The 21-year-old has been criticised for his tendency to go down easily, but the former Seleção defender feels his compatriot is already showing signs of improvement, reports Goal.com.
"Neymar dived a lot in Brazil. He still dives some, but in most cases, the defenders tackle him late," Edmilson told Esports Cope.
"Every time he gets tackled, he really gets tackled."
Edmilson, who played for Barcelona between 2004 and 2008, then went on to praise the way Neymar's adapted to his new surroundings.
"Neymar is doing great at Barca, playing very well," he enthused. "He's adapted very quickly to the team's tactics and players.
"I hope he continues along those lines, creating a good atmosphere and settling into the team.
"He was aware of the difficulties he faced at the beginning, but he set about every game very well and is very comfortable with his teammates."
Neymar has netted three goals in 11 appearances for Barcelona so far this term.