Neymar Says Special Treatment ‘Normal’ For High Calibre Players
Brazil forward Neymar has responded to suggestions that he gets special treatment from Tite by saying this is normal for high performing players.
There have been plenty of reports down the years of Neymar being indulged by his coaches, but the player says this is unremarkable.
“I have been in the national team for 10 years. I was always one of the top names and one who carried everything on his back. I never ran away from it,” he explained.
“I have always played my role very well in the national team. When an athlete reaches such a level, it is normal to have a different treatment.
“In Barcelona, Messi has a different treatment. Is it because he is more handsome? No. It's for everything he does.
“It is not only about myself, but about everyone who plays football at that level. It's normal in football.”
Neymar is set to earn his 100 th cap for the Seleção in today’s friendly against Senegal in Singapore.