Neymar has not had much to go his way over the course of his ongoing season with Paris Saint-Germain, which has included finishing UEFA Champions League play without a goal scored.
In speaking during a press conference ahead of the Brazil national team’s upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture against Chile, manager Tite noted (via TyC Sports) that there is a bit of “concern” revolving around Neymar, but he refused from opening up on this matter.
“We have a general concern, but there are things that are very intimate, inside the locker room, something particular,” Tite said. “If a coach of mine when I was a player exposed my problems publicly, I would protest. I do with the players what I would like the coaches to do did to me.
“Many athletes had setbacks in their clubs. Maybe the expectations around the big name, the big star, Neymar, are more evident. But everyone faces pressure at their clubs. And we have our pressure (with the national team). We will not bring pressure from others to a task that is already a big responsibility.”
Neymar comes into this fixture against Chile with a mere two goals scored in 2022, which include his second half goal in PSG’s Ligue 1 home fixture against Bordeaux.
With Brazil, Neymar has remained as its main go-to playmaker. Overall, he has recorded four assists in his last four appearances with the South American powerhouse.
Much sure will be expected out of Neymar in the upcoming clash against Chile.