Neymar criticizes Brazilian football and its training mentality
FC BarcelonaÂ playerÂ and Brazil‘s main star, Neymar Jr, has decided to finally share his view on what may have gone wrong for Brazil in the last World Cup and he preferred to aimÂ atÂ some interesting structural flaws, rather then focusing onÂ the easier short-term problems.
Neymar: “In Europe, every training session is taken very seriously.Â Things are very different in Brazil though… We may end up training more time, but most of the times,Â we just don’t train withÂ the intensity we should. Unfortunately, that’s part of the Brazilian mentality…”, pointed out the 22-year old forward.
The former Santos player has also made a quick comparison between his own home nation’s football level and some of the other international powerhouses.
Neymar: “I think we are clearly behind them. We’re not onÂ the same level of GermanyÂ nor Spain.Â They are better than us right now and we have to be capable of admitting that in order toÂ improve in the future”, stated the Brazilian forward.
Barcelona will kickoff their pre-season friendlies this Saturday against Recreativo Huelva, but Neymar is not expected to make his return to theÂ team’s practices before the second half of the month of August. The Spanish League “La Liga” will kick offÂ on August 23 and even though it’s still too soon to know, it seems likely thatÂ Neymar will manage to recove in time for that first fixture.