Nemar is not a diver, says Xavi
Barcelona midfielder Xavi has defended team mate Neymar after recent criticism that the striker goes to the ground too easily and engages in play-acting.
The Seleção star has been criticised for his alleged tendency to exaggerate tackles and injuries, but Xavi feels says his Barcelona team mate does not deserve the harsh treatment he's been receiving since his summer switch from Santos, reports Goal.com.
"All the focus is on Neymar, but he is not play-acting or diving," Xavi told RAC1.
"These accusations happen because we have a lot of rivals.
"The people in Madrid are looking for things they don't like and then try to put a certain label on a player.
"Neymar has the skills to be a big star, if he's not one already at this stage. We're lucky to have him."