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Neymar is too sensitive, he needs to demand respect

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Neymar is almost childlike in his sensitivity and needs to be more demanding of the respect he deserves according to Dani Alves.

In a serialised interview with SporTV Grance Circulo in his native Brazil, Alves talks all about Neymar.

The two have a great friendship and the older more experienced Alves has some words of wisdom for his compatriot.

Alves has a big concern about how Neymar almost takes so many things to heart, reacting almost childlike to negative attention.

He said:

“At times, in order not to generate a certain type of sensibility, he retracts.”

“Neymar is a very sensitive person.”

“Neymar is very affected by many things, and at times many of those are unjust.”

“Neymar has the sensibility of a child.”

He insists Neymar is a man now, and he wants his fellow Brazilian to toughen up, and demand what is rightfully his.

He added:

“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.”

Given all that Neymar has achieved already, he has the right to talk if he wants and that is exactly what he should do in Alves’s opinion.

He continued:

“Ney has already won in football so he can talk and say what he wants.”

“There is a lot that keeps talking, commentating and hasn’t won anything.”

“That is why I value that he [would] position himself.”

“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.”

If Neymar continues to allow his feet to do the talking on the field the sky’s the limit for PSG star.

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BRASILIA, BRAZIL – JUNE 23: Neymar of Brazil (L) celebrates scoring his team’s secong goal with Dani Alves during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at Estadio Nacional on June 23, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)