‘I Used to Copy Neymar’s Haircuts’ Says Richarlison
Everton forward Richarlison says that he idolised Neymar as a young player, even going as far as copying the Seleção captain’s haircuts.
Neymar was a teenage sensation at Santos and Richarlison admits he was one of many young Brazilians in thrall to Neymar’s talent.
“Neymar has been an idol of mine since childhood. I've always tried to mirror myself in the way he plays and I've also tried imitating some of his haircuts!
“When I was 12 or 13 I had the yellow mohican. I didn't quite pull it off though because I didn't have the right hair products.
"It would stay up for five minutes and then just flop down, so it didn't really work. I told him about the haircut during lunchtime one day on international duty. The whole room fell about laughing – they thought it was hilarious."