Neymar is a wonderfully talented footballer. There can be no question about that. However, his conduct on the pitch leaves much to be desired. Like most exquisitely talented attackers, the Brazilian receives a lot of attention from defenders. Sometimes they can be rough, sometimes they can be fair. We understand that it must be frustrating for Neymar.
However, that’s no excuse for diving the way he did against Borussia Monchengladbach.
El Chiringuito TV have made a compilation of every act of simulation that he committed in Barcelona’s most recent Champions League win. At one point a defender touches his chest and he goes down holding his face. Before fans get defensive, we know that it’s sadly common enough in football. We just wish a player with the talents of Neymar didn’t resort to such behaviour.
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) September 29, 2016