Jose Mourinho tips Neymar to perform in Brazil

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Jose Mourinho believes that Neymar will be able to cope with the pressure in Brazil.

The Chelsea manager, who was speaking as Yahoo’s Global Football Ambassador, stated that Neymar is the kind of player who, despite his age, is able to cope with the expectations that have been placed on him and the Brazil national team as favourites to lift the trophy in this summer’s World Cup.

He stated: “I can imagine and I can read in his body language that he is the kind of kid that in spite of [being] so young, he copes very, very well with that pressure.”

Mourinho believes that the demands of playing for a top European team of Barcelona's calibre on a weekly basis helps stars like Neymar to cope with the pressures of professional football; a subject he knows plenty about, having worked with a host of the world’s best talent.

“I think players with more status, with more responsibility, with more expectations, with more pressure, they know how to cope with it,” he continued. 

“They play in the best teams in Europe, where they feel that pressure to perform everyday, so I think this is part of their day-by-day, natural habitat.”

Neymar is currently with the Brazil national team as they look to win the World Cup for the first time on home soil, having narrowly missed out in a shock 2-1 defeat to Uruguay in the 1950 final.

The Barcelona attacker got off to a flying start, scoring two goals in Brazil’s opening 3-1 win over Croatia and Mourinho clearly feels that Brazil’s pressure to perform will have a positive impact on the 22-year-old.

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