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Pelé criticises Barcelona star Neymar for going down too much

The 22-year-old has faced criticism recently -
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The three-time World Cup winner believes his compatriot has a tendency to go to ground too easily.

Neymar was heavily criticised by Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone in the aftermath of the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie earlier this week and Pelé agrees that the 22-year-old still looks for the foul too often.

"I think Neymar looks to create fouls and situations that aren't there," Pele told ESPN.

"He also had the same problem at Santos."

"He has improved a lot in that aspect, though, because things are different in Europe. Football is a harder, more physical game in Europe. It's a great experience for him to grow as a player," completed the 73-year-old.

 
 

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