Brazil and PSG Superstar Neymar has admitted he exaggerated some of his reactions after being fouled during the World Cup in Russia.
In a sponsor’s video broadcast on several Brazilian TV networks, the striker accepts criticism for the first time and promises to pick himself up.
The Brazilian superstar scored two goals in the tournament and was not too disappointing until his team got knocked out by Belgium in the quarterfinals, 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.
Since Brazil’s elimination, Neymar only spoke about the defeat in Russia via Instagram.
In the ad, he tried to explain why he did not speak right after the Belgium game, which fostered even more criticism of his behaviour at home.