Neymar not disappointed at missing out on 2010 FIFA World Cup
Neymar has insisted he was not disappointed at missing out on the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The forward had been named the best player in the 2009 Campeonato Paulista - Série A1 and would go on to receive a similar accolade for the 2010 Brasileirão, but was overlooked by the then Brazil head coach Dunga.
Neymar accepted the decision at the time and believes he is now a more mature and experienced player.
"It was not my turn (then) to play a World Cup,” he told FIFA.com. “I have always worked for this day - unfortunately it didn't happen for me on that occasion. But after that I was lucky enough to be called up to wear the Brazilian colours.
I think the difference between the Neymar of 2010 and 2014 is that this one is more mature and has gained experience - the pleasure of playing remains the same."