Neymar has been in the headlines in Spanish football for reasons other than football.
The Brazilian striker has been criticised for his role in the bottle throwing incident during the 3-2 win for Barcelona against Valencia. Neymar is reported to have caused provocation from the away section of the fans with certain actions. The claims have been made by senior officials at Valencia with support coming in from the La Liga as well. Neymar was hit by bottles in the recent win. This led to an angry confrontation between Barcelona players and the fans near the pitch.
His Barcelona teammate Rafinha claims that there is a media campaign against Neymar and that the Brazilian is being unfairly targeted. It was a crucial success for the reigning La Liga champions, as they cannot afford to drop any more points in the league campaign. A shock 4-3 loss against Celta de Vigo at the start of October has put a lot of pressure on the team. Neymar failed to get on the scoresheet in the game against Valencia, as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi repeated the trick once again. Continue reading Rafinha Blames Media for Neymar Criticism in the Valencia Match
Brazil soccer legend Rivaldo is of the opinion that Neymar has made a lot of progress in the last two years, but he still lags behind his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.
Rivaldo considers Messi as the best player in the world even now. The former Barcelona striker knows a thing or two about dominating at the world level. Rivaldo was considered as one of the fiercest strikers at his peak when he was playing for Barcelona. When Neymar’s move to the Camp Nou was announced, there were instant comparisons between Neymar and Rivaldo. The latter has tried focusing more on the comparisons with Messi.
Even though Messi has come out unsuccessful in three major international tournaments over a period of three years, many still regard him to be the best. He comes on the back of an average campaign with Barcelona. After being overshadowed by Luis Suarez in most of the games last season, Messi is in need of a comeback campaign. Even now, Rivaldo considers Messi to be a step ahead in the race. One of the primary ambitions for Neymar is to be crowned as the best player in the world. Rivaldo achieved this status back in 1999, but he reckons that Neymar is a couple of years away from reaching this stage.
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After having cost almost £ 50 million, a player like Neymar with his supreme talent will consider himself as one of the best players at the club even as large as Barcelona.
However, the Brazil superstar has surprisingly omitted that Lionel Messi is the supreme power at the club and he has no shame in admitting this fact. Neymar also has no problem in playing second fiddle to Lionel Messi since he feels that the Argentine is the best in the world by a long distance. Neymar’s future at Barcelona has been speculated a lot in recent weeks.
The club are reportedly ready to cash in on the player, who has only two years left on his contract. There have been signs of unrest from within Neymar’s camp and Barcelona would want to receive as much as transfer fee possible for their star asset rather than let him leave on a free. After having been in and out of the national team in the last year, Neymar is hoping to help his Brazil national team win the Olympic tournament, which will be held on home soil this time around. The 24-year-old, though, will be the primary weapon for the Brazil national team and he will probably carry them around.
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Chelsea continues dropping points after having lost their 2nd match out of their 4 opening games of the season.
This is not the way that Jose Mourinho was expecting to start this season as he has the task of defending his Premier League title but with such a mediocre way to kick off the 2015-16 season it seems unlikely that Chelsea will be able to defend their league title unless Mourinho and his team are able to bounce back from this recent slump.
Jose Mourinho seems to be playing the blame game and after having pointed his fingers on everyone, the Portuguese doesn’t know what to do now.
The Portuguese took charge of his 100th Premier League game on August 29 when Chelsea faced off with Crystal Palace and lost 1-2. A few days before this match had even kicked on, Mourinho said that he would only celebrate his 100th match in the top tier England league if his team wins but they lost, it was a huge blow not only for Mourinho but for his team as-well as they continue to struggle.
Ever since the defeats started arriving, Mourinho’s blame followed them as well. The manager of Chelsea began blaming his own player for a lack of spirit and according to him this was why they lost their opening match of the season which was against Manchester City and even if it wasn’t a lack of spirit this defeat had to do with the players in it’s entirety. Continue reading Another defeat for Chelsea and the blames continue emerging