Brazil Coach Tite Makes Neymar Cry While Gushing About His ‘Big Heart’ In Post-Match Press Conference (Video)

Chris Wright

11th, November 2017


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Things took a turn for the emotional shortly after Brazil comfortably saw off Japan in Friday’s tea-time international friendly kick-off.

Having opened the scoring with a 10th-minute penalty, Neymar then missed another just a few minutes later before eventually being replaced by Douglas Costa for the latter stages at Lille’s half-empty Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

To round off a funny old afternoon, Neymar then left the post-match press conference in tears after Brazil coach Tite went to bat on his behalf, praising the striker’s “big heart” amid rumours of a faltering relationship with PSG boss Unai Emery.

With Neymar visibly tearing up beside him, Tite told reporters:

People always said I had problems with Neymar. We are sick of hearing that. I can say he has personality and character.

We are not perfect, we are human beings. Sometimes we react in the wrong way. I did that in my career. But we have to be careful when we talk about people’s character and nature.

I can talk about Neymar’s character, nature, and big heart.

At which point Neymar hugged his coach, dried his eyes on his trouser leg and exited stage left.

Never a dull day with the Selecao – unless Dunga’s in charge, of course.

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  1. Cruyff says:

    Oh come off it. Boo hoo, get a grip lad.
    Yet another ‘snowflake’ of this horrible generation.

  2. Bruno says:

    I heard Neymar unfollowed Cavani on Instagram after the penalty incident. That says it all. Also, do you know he has more than 80 million confiscated by the government in Brazil due to tax fraud? He owes more money to the government than any corrupt politician. He’s a shame. And he’s our captain. I feel like supporting Iceland next year. It’s better to lose the World Cup than to see this fucker hailed as a national hero.

    But Tite, he’s a very, very good coach. I would like to see him in Europe soon.

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