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Xavi Comments On Neymar's World Cup Antics

Xavi Hernandez Comments On Neymar's 2018 FIFA World Cup Antics

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jul 10, 2018 11:30 AM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez, who played alongside Neymar at the Catalan giants, has commented on the Brazilian's antics at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Neymar has been heavily criticised for his displays for the Selecao at the tournament, mainly for going to ground too easily at times.

However, Xavi, the 26-year-old's former club teammate, has instead chosen to praise Neymar for how he keeps taking responsibility for whichever team he plays in.

"It's the way he plays, it's just the way he is and that's hard to change," he told AS.

"I can understand that it causes problems, some people think he dives too much.

"But what you cannot criticise him for is for lack of trying or for not having personality; he will always take on a player or carry the weight of the team on his shoulders and I would much rather have a player like that on my side than someone who hides, or is afraid to take risks."

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Despite a disappointing World Cup this year, Neymar has some decent numbers since his debut in the tournament four years ago, having scored six goals and assisted a further three strikes in 10 matches so far.

What did you think of Neymar's performances in Russia? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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04nazos Joined: 06 Jul 2014
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04nazos Jul 10, 2018 01:34 PM
He is a good player with bad and annoying tendencies (acting) on the pitch. His good abilities sometimes overshadow his boring tendencies and I think that is why Xavi is kinda protecting him.
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ta more@mbekweni Jul 10, 2018 12:36 PM
@Supremo_S_Don what is bias about Xavi man it's you when biased
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Supremo_S_Don Jul 10, 2018 11:59 AM
Xavi is the most biased person on the face of this Earth. Neymar doesn't dive week in and week out! he has been playing some marvelous football for the past couple of seasons and his diving was nowhere close to what he did during this World Cup!!

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