Brazil forward, Neymar, has claimed he is not being accorded the respect he deserves from fans in his country.
Neymar stated this after they defeated Peru 2-0, in what was their eighth consecutive 2022 World Cup qualifying win.
The Paris Saint-Germain star scored one and set up another, but was still criticized by fans and commentators for getting involved in on-pitch scuffles and not reproducing the fine form that has made him one of the top footballers of his generation.
“I don’t know what more I need to do in this shirt for the fans to respect Neymar,” he said after the win in Recife.
“This isn’t normal. This has been happening for a long time, from you reporters, commentators, and others as well. Sometimes I don’t even want to give interviews but I do my bit at important moments.”