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Neymar is Brazil's 'hope', insists former international Juninho

Neymar already has 30 goals for Brazil
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Former Brazil international Juninho Pernambucano has suggested that a higher level of concentration on what's happening on the pitch, rather than a focus on life's riches off it, would be of benefit to his country's star attraction Neymar.

Juninho, who represented the Selecao 40 times over seven years until 2006, told ESPN: "Neymar's advantage is that he has been brought up weel, his parents are always by his side."

"His problem is that he likes the glamourous side of football and sometimes forgets the fundamentals. He has a  lot of talent and knows he can play well in every game, but he likes the press and media."

"He's young, he's 22 and he needs to be careful. He's injured now, so he needs to recover, but today, technically, he's the most important player Brazil have."

"At one time we had Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Kaka, Romario, Bebeto and now, we have had a dip with a little crisis. Neymar is the hope."

 
 

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