Present at a press conference, Thiago Silva flew to the aid of his friend Neymar, target of all criticism in Brazil currently.
“I was called a crybaby, weak, very weak psychologically. It hurts you even if you know you aren’t. “To rescue Neymar, Thiago Silva did not hesitate to draw an analogy with his own situation after the 2014 World Cup. The former PSG captain has long been singled out for his emotionality on the lawn. The criticisms which today are aimed at his friend do not leave him indifferent.
Read also – A doomed IPTV, the beginning of the end
“He knows he is not playing Neymar, he has this self-criticism”
” We know we are under pressure but this is a different pressure, it seems directed, personal, explained the Parisian central defender. You seem to forget what he did on the field to focus on other things that are not interesting. He knows he is not playing Neymar, he has this self-criticism. But we don’t criticize him based on what he does on the pitch, but outside of it. There is a very high demand for things that have nothing to do with it. “
” I hope Ney won’t lose this joy, that he stays as he is”
Thiago Silva then took the opportunity to open the memory box: ” I experienced similar moments after the 2014 World Cup. I was described as crybaby, weak, very weak psychologically.. It hurts you even if you know you aren’t. I hope that Ney will not lose this joy, that he remains as he is ”. As a reminder, Neymar, lacking inspiration in his game in recent weeks, has been the target of all criticism since he expressed his desire to end his international career for the 2022 World Cup.