Neymar disagrees with agent Wagner Ribeiro’s comments and discusses Scolari’s futureNeymar has given his backing to Scolari
Neymar does not agree with the comments made by his agent Wagner Ribeiro on current Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Ribeiro launched a scathering attack on the 65-year-old following Brazil’s 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany labeling him as a “jerk, arrogant, repulsive, conceited and ridiculous” amongst other things.
However, the Barcelona forward doesn’t agree with the comments made by Ribeiro.
Globo Esporte quoted Neymar, he said: “On the question of Wagner. There are two people who talk about what I do. Me and my dad.
“What comes out of the mouth of Wagner is his explanation. With this attitude it, I do not agree, I do not accept it.
“If I meet him I will speak him. I do not accept it. He needs to answer for his actions. Who deals with my stuff is my father.”
Neymar also went on to discuss whether it is time for Scolari to be replaced by the Brazilian Football Confederation.
The 22-year-old feels it is normal for the Brazilian press to look for change after defeat but believes that mentality needs to change.
“We Brazilians, especially the press, have a bad habit of looking for change after we lose,” Neymar explained.
“When we lose we have to change the players, the coach and football is not always like this.
“If we lose, the coach has to go but we can learn from this defeat. I'm saying that we don't have to change.
“I'm talking about the Brazilian craze that when we lose we have to change. When you lose you need to think about what you need to fix. That is more important than thinking about changing something.”