Brazil’s Captain, Neymar Jnr has admitted using a sponsor’s ad as he exaggerated some of his reactions after being fouled during the World Cup in Russia.
The striker for the first time accepted the criticism and promised to pick himself up after a disappointing outing at the world cup.
The player who cost PSG £222M from Barcelona got two goals in the tournament and was knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals, but fans and players have spoken much more about his theatrics on the pitch, which included dives, rolling and frequent arguing with referees.
“You may think I exaggerate. And sometimes I do exaggerate. But the truth is I suffer on the pitch,” Neymar said in the ad sponsored by personal care products maker Gillette.
“When I leave without giving interviews it is not because I only want the victory laurels. 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,” the player said.