Brazil's Neymar lies on the pitch after a clash with Bolivia's Yasmani Duk.
Brazil's Neymar lies on the pitch after a clash with Bolivia's Yasmani Duk. Leo Correa

Neymar says he won't stop showboating

FOOTBALL: Showboating Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar promises to continue to show off his skills despite some heavy treatment from angry opponents.

"They can kick me and elbow me, but not every player in the world can dribble - that is getting harder and harder to do,” he said.

The forward was replaced during Brazil's 5-0 win over Bolivia last week after being elbowed in the face by Yasmani Duk after trying to pass the ball through the striker's legs.

Despite being left with a bloodied face, and Duk saying after the game that Neymar had to learn how to "respect his opponents”, the Brazilian has defended his style of play.

"I'm definitely not going to change,” Neymar said.

"Players have to know that when they face me that I have my own way of playing and that is dribbling, scoring goals and helping my teammates.

"I'm happy playing that way and if they don't like it there's nothing I can do.”

The Barcelona also forward upset Leganes player Lluis Sastre, who kicked out at the Brazilian for showboating, during the Catalans' 5-1 victory last month.


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