Neymar Admits ‘Sometimes I do Exaggerate’ During Message to Fans


Neymar has finally addressed the complaints over his World Cup antics in a Gillette sponsored ad, which was published Sunday and broadcast on several Brazilian TV networks.

“You may think I exaggerate. And sometimes I do exaggerate. But the truth is I suffer on the pitch,” Neymar said during the ad.

“When I leave without giving interviews, it is not because I only want the victory laurels,” Neymar said. “It is because I still haven’t learned to disappoint you.

“When I look impolite, it is not because I am a spoiled kid. It is because I have not learned how to be frustrated.”

Neymar went on to compare his style to a boy who “sometimes charms the world, sometimes irritates the whole world.”

“I fight to keep that boy alive inside of me, but not on the pitch,” Neymar said. “You may think I fall too much, but the truth is I did not fall. I fell apart.

“That hurts more than any step on an operated ankle.”

“I took long to accept your criticism. I took long to look at myself in the mirror and become a new man,” Neymar said. “I fell, but only who falls can pick himself up.”

Neyar ended to video, which you can see below, by asking fans to make a choice.

“You can keep casting stones — or throw these stones away and help me stand. When I stand, all of Brazil stands with me,” Neyar asked.