Brazil football superstar, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, recently elicited angry reactions online after seemingly throwing a 19-year-old on the floor after the teen outshone him in training.
The 19-year-old Weverton Guilherme certainly left his mark in training, and one of his victims was none other than the most expensive player in the world.
Weverton, who plays for Cruziero in his native Brazil, faced the likes of established players including Casemiro and Gabriel Jesus, and - from videos of the session doing rounds online - he definitely impressed.
However, his highlight of the day came when he went face-to-face with Neymar as he nutmegged the outgoing Brazil captain, who was having none of it.
Having realised he had just been schooled by a 19-year-old, Neymar immediately picked Weverton up and wrestled him to the ground, amid laughter from his teammates, who were wary of his injured pride.
Quite annoyingly, 27-year-old Neymar walked away from the scene as if nothing happened soon after.
The mini-incident summed up the PSG forward’s overall demeanour and disciplinary issues, and perhaps explains why he was stripped off captaincy for Brasil’s upcoming friendlies.
His PSG teammate, 36-year-old Dani Alves, will wear the armband for Brasil’s upcoming games, as indicated in a statement by the Brasil footballing body, CBF.
“Daniel Alves will be captain of the Brazilian national team in the friendly matches against Qatar and Honduras and in Copa America Brazil 2019," the statement read.
As far as his professionalism is concerned, Neymar has found himself at the centre of criticism, particularly for his off-the-ball antics.
He recently earned himself a ban after appearing to have punch a fan in frustration following PSG’s shock cup loss at the hands of Rennes.
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