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Dunga directs more criticism at Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar

Dunga has been very critical of the former regime since being appointed Brazil coach -
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The new boss of the Seleção is not afraid of upsetting people. Since his appointment he has consistently criticised those involved in Brazil’s disappointing World Cup campaign that ended with a 7-1 defeat at the hands of eventual winners Germany.

In his latest outburst, Dunga has warned Neymar that he should focus on football rather than marketing.

Neymar may well be Brazil’s undisputed star player, but Dunga is not impressed with the 22-year-old’s tendency to promote his own brand around important games and the regular changing of his hairstyle.

"Neymar is a worldwide point of reference. But we don't want the team to play for Neymar - we want Neymar to play for the team. Brazil will have to create a structure that allows Neymar to make a difference," Dunga told Globo.

"The main focus for all players should be the national team. It should be about football rather than about marketing.

"When Neymar gives an interview, he should be wearing a hat of the national team or no hat at all, but not one with his own logo on it. With other teams, there is never any room for such marketing tools and it should be the same for Brazil. 

"I don't want players to be busy with their hair when they're with the national team. They do it before or after they're with Brazil. The focus should be on what happens on the pitch," completed the 50-year-old.

 
 

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