Dani Alves hits out at Neymar; says he has the sensibility of a child. The Brazilian captain says that the PSG star must change his ways to be respected.
Dani Alves and Neymar have played together for quite a long time. Apart from playing for the same country, the duo have also shared the dressing room at Barcelona and PSG. It is no secret that the pair are very close friends.
However, Dani Alves, who replaced Neymar as Brazil captain, had a few choice words for his young predecessor in an interview. Alves did not hold back as he discussed the superstar’s personality and behaviour.
Dani Alves hits out at Neymar, Says he has the sensibility of a child
In an interview with Brazil’s SporTV Grance Circulom, said:
‘At times, in order not to generate a certain type of sensibility, he retracts.
‘Neymar is a very sensitive person. He is very affected by many things, and at times many of those are unjust. Neymar has the sensibility of a child. But Ney is not a child, no. He is a man. People have to start learning to respect Neymar. The Ney of the Brazilian team people don’t respect. People only respect you when you position yourself.
‘Ney has already won in football so he can talk and say what he wants. There are a lot that keep talking, commentating and haven’t won anything. That is why I value that he [would] position himself, because when they say something that is not right about you whether it’s [Walter] Casagrande or someone else, you have to stand up for yourself.’
‘I always give Ney advice,’ Alves added.
‘One of the things that I did speak with him about is that he should have positioned himself after the  World Cup.
‘I told him he should have taken a stance because Ney is the flagship of the Brazil team. He continues to be our flagship. Today he is the most important Brazilian football player and Neymar is among the top in world football.
‘He needs to take a stance because he is in a place where he has to position himself and people have to understand who Ney is, how he thinks, and they have to start to learn and respect Neymar.’
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