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Neymar Refutes Pele Criticism

Brazil forward Neymar says he respects Pele’s recent criticism of the player’s antics during the most recent World Cup, but that he doesn’t agree.

Neymar has been subject to fierce criticism for over reacting to fouls in Russia, a criticism amplified by Brazil legend Pele in a recent interview.

Neymar says he respects Pele’s right to an opinion, but says he does not agree with the three time World Cup winner’s observations.

“When we don’t win we get criticised. I never simulated in the World Cup, I was only a victim of fouls. Today, people talk a lot about it because it's Neymar and everything is amplified.

“I respect Pele's criticism, but I do not agree.” The player also dismissed rumours that he is looking to leave PSG this summer.

“There have been rumours since I became a professional, but there is nothing concrete. If I have something, I will talk about it and assume, I am sure of that.

“I want to win everything, especially the Champions League, which is the dream of every player. The match with Manchester United will be good for people and for all football lovers.”


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