Neymar will be the be a source of inspiration to many kids like Pele, Zico, Romario, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo did before him in the past, according to his father.
Pele recently blasted him for his antics at Russia 2018 but the former Barcelona winger is closing in on the three-time World Cup winner’s position as Brazil’s record goalscorer.
However, Neymar Sr backed his son against accusations that he does not do the right things on the pitch, he claimed he will be lead for the next generation to follow.
His words, “Neymar cannot change his essence, what he’s made of, what he’s formed from, the player he is,”
“He cannot be shaped, he cannot be what the media expects of him.
“Neymar is Neymar, you will be comparing what kind of players would be compared to Neymar, just as Pele inspired some players, Zico, Romario, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo inspired others, Neymar will inspire other players.”
“It is my job as a manager to do a schedule and career planning for him,”
“I have said several times that the football player’s career is very short. He dedicated himself to being a football professional and he has to live his post-career career.
“Our main challenge is to do career planning so that when he stops playing football he has peace of mind so he can follow his life in the same way.”
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