09/05/2021 at 12:25 AM CEST
The Seleçao has closed ranks around Neymar Jr. hours before facing Argentina (this Sunday at 21:00 CEST), in Sao Paulo, in a qualifying match for Qatar 2022. The crack, who had a very discreet performance against Chile, has been harshly criticized in his country where he is accused of being overweight to cause of its excesses during the summer.
The presence of the physical trainer from Brazil, Fabio Mahseredjian, In the virtual press conference before the South American superclassic, he clearly indicated that the objective of the Canarinha coaching staff was to cut the debate to a halt. “Neymar has weighed himself today and is within his ideal body weight, so much so that we have been able to see on social networks the photographs in which he shows his chocolate bar belly. Neymar himself wanted to show what his state”, explained the preparer.
The message to be launched was clear and was reiterated: “Neymar is not above his body weight”, repeated Mahseredjian, who wanted to focus the discussion strictly in terms of fitness.
“Neymar has done the preseason with his team and, after this period, he only played 64 minutes with PSG. It is a very short time to be able to demand his best performance and the trend is for him to evolve and this can already be seen even when he is with us here in the Seleçao “declared the preparer.
While Brazilian public opinion demands that Neymar not play against Argentina, Fabio Mahseredjian goes in the opposite direction and asks for patience: “we have to give time to time because sports preparation demands precisely time to see the physiological effects produced through training, this is not like an anti-inflammatory, you take it and the pain passes”, concluded.