Brazil international, Dani Alves has assured that his compatriot and teammate, Neymar will learn and mature from the criticism of the World Cup.
The PSG forward was criticised for his diving and theatrics at the World Cup, drawing the annoyance of coaches and fans creating a meme from his actions.
Even footballers, with DeAndre Yedlin referencing the World Cup after the referee gave a foul in the friendly between USA and Brazil.
And Alves, Neymar’s international and club team-mate at PSG, is of the belief the experience will help shape Neymar into a better person.
“In life, sometimes things happen that make you mature and make you realize that you have to improve as a professional,” Alves said.
“I’ve talked a lot with Neymar. I think he’s gained experience and the little shots he’s received during the World Cup will make him even more mature – [a] change of behavior.”
“You leave the kid aside and you become a man, and when you start becoming a man, your decisions and attitudes become more weighty,” Alves added. “And I told him that if everyone tells you the same thing and not only one or two people, something is wrong.
“We all have flaws, but we must not stay in one’s flaws. In life, we must try to evolve, because we are all intelligent.”
Neymar returns to PSG after scoring a pair of goals during the international break in Brazil victories over the United States and El Salvador.