Neymar loses temper with reporter after question about party lifestyle

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If there's one thing professional football players hate to be criticised for, it's their private lives.

Barcelona's Neymar is a particular target for the media when it comes to his actions away from the Camp Nou, with the 24-year-old's extravagant and party lifestyle often the subject of scrutiny.

Well, it would appear that he's had enough.


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In a recent interview whilst on international duty with Brazil, Neymar's private life was one again brought up and he responded rather flippantly.

In the video below, the winger singles out the reporter to clear up any confusion.


Neymar said: "Look, I think you should see more the things I do [on] the pitch. The private things, from the moment I am away, no matter what I am doing, it’s private.

"I am talking to you. Can you look at me please, thank you. If you ask me things, let’s do it eye-to-eye. Let’s have a friendly mood.

"Don’t get mad at me, okay? No matter what happens, you must ask me on things that I do on the pitch. When we talk about red cards I receive, no problem.

"Now, I have my private life. I am a 24-year-old man, perhaps young, I have my accomplishments and I am very relaxed about this.

"One can criticise me, I have made mistakes, I am not a perfect guy, but I also like to go out and have fun with friends and family.

"I have family, I have friends too, so why can’t I go out? Why can’t I go to a club? There’s no reason why I can’t go. I can and I will."

Put simply, Neymar is having none of it. The Brazilian continued to insist his private life will never get in the way of playing for Barcelona.

"No matter what happens I am aware of my responsibilities the following day," he added. "I will go out and I don’t see any problem with that.

"From the moment I am on the pitch I have always given 100%. I always try to give my best. I make mistakes and I have made many mistakes before, but that is the normal thing of a human being."

Neymar's focus will now be on steering Brazil to gold at next month's Rio Olympics, with pressure on the Barcelona ace to perform.

And it would seem he's well aware of the fact his teammates are relying on him to spark glory.

He told Brazilian television: "I know that this gold medal has eluded Brazil so far, and we will do everything to try to win it. It's rare that a country like Brazil, considered the land of football, still hasn't won this gold."

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