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About the year with the Seleção
Neymar: This year… I think it was a year of learning, of course. A year in which we could have made history.
The interviewer jokes about his beard, and says he’s no longer a boy
Neymar: I stopped being a boy about 3 years ago, that was when my son was borns (laughs)
Commentator: Neymar ceased to be a boy also when he took the number 10 shirt of Brazil, and scored 4 goals in the first 3 matches of the World Cup. Ceased to be a boy when a knee in the back declared the end of the story to him and taught him to overcome it all. But do you think he ceased to be a boy?
Interviewer: Neymar, from the head…
Neymar: To the feet?! My foot, for a football player, is very beautiful!
Neymar: *laughs* Okay, my foot isn’t “oh, what a beautiful foot!”, but it’s cute *laughs*
Commentator: He hasn’t only been applauded. Reverence is what Neymar has received. In Barcelona, he scored the first goal against Paris Saint-Germain, in the last UCL match this month. In the Seleção, number 10, captain, unbalancing everything. 15 goals in 14 games in 2014. Superior to average of one goal a game. He is the only Brazilian midfield and attack in the list of 23 players nominated for the FIFA Ballon d’Or. According to a traditional US magazine (Forbes), also published in Brazil, Neymar is the number one celebrity on the list of 100 most influential Brazilians.
Neymar: So you see… I’m beautiful! *laughs*
Commentator: 79 million followers on social networks, 17 personal sponsors, and other 45 companies with image rights, and invitations… Of all kinds.
Neymar: A few days ago, a letter with some pictures on it arrived in Barcelona, from a girl who sent it to me. There were some intimate pics *laughs*, asking permission to come to Barcelona to see me. But it was in English, I asked a guy to translate, I don’t understand anything in English. *laughs*
Interviewer: But you understood the pics very well huh…
Neymar: *laughs* Yes, the pics I understood very well, but what was written…
Interviewer: And was she beautiful? *laughs*
Neymar: Hmm… She was… She was friendly! *laughs*
Interviewer: And what about your heart?
Neymar: Oh, it’s quiet! Very quiet and beautiful. *laughs*
Interviewer: In conclusion, the sentence that thousands of women love to hear…
Neymar: Yes, yes, I’m single.
The interviewer enters his personal gym. He talks about things related to trainings and treatments to Neymar’s personal trainer and physiotherapist.
Interviewer: Which was the worst moment of the year for you?
Neymar: The worst moment of the year for me? I think everyone knows (the injury at the World Cup).
Interviewer: Do you forgive Zuñiga?
Neymar: I’m not a spiteful man, never been. I always forgive. The final decision isn’t mine, but God’s. God knows what He does.
Interviewer: Do you still see the injury scene currently?
Neymar: No, I don’t like to review, because that injury ended my dream to finish the World Cup.
Interviewer: Tell me about the experience at the World Cup.
Neymar: It was my debut in a World Cup, in the first match we won, I scored my first goal. It was a huge thrill, to step on a pitch of a championship like the World Cup, is a sensation that… You know, passes everything in your head.
Interviewer: After the injury, the Brazilian players entered the field, in the semi-final against Germany, with caps saying “Força Neymar”. How did you feel?
Neymar: I was very happy with the support I received, my family was even happier. I thanked the players, of all forms, for all they did for me. At that moment I needed that strength.
About receiving the captain armband of Dunga
Neymar: In the first call, he called me to talk, and told me he wanted me as captain of the Seleção. I thanked, I was a little surprised, but I was very happy.
About not having been called up to the World Cup 2010
Neymar: I think it wasn’t the time, I wasn’t prepared to play yet. I could have gone and play, but only as an experience. There were players with more experience than me.
About the 4 goals he scored, in the friendly match against Japan
Neymar: In the Seleção, this was the most I could do in a match. I didn’t expect it, but I was very happy.
Interview at the end of the match against Japan
Interviewer: In your wildest dreams, do you imagined scored 4 goals in a same game?
Neymar: Like you said, I got goosebumps… It’s a great emotion, an immense happiness, I am realizing a great dream, it’s like you said, even in my wildest dreams I never imagined something like this.
About partnering with Messi
Neymar: This will be a history for many years. I hope that this will last, for the rest of the world’s football history.
About his vote for the Ballon D’or
Neymar: First Messi, second Cristiano Ronaldo and third Mascherano. I have admiration for Mascherano, for how he played in the World Cup. He came out as one of the best in almost every game.
About Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr
Neymar: It’s an opportunity for/to education (for children), to help families, we want to reach families. It’s the neighborhood where I grew up, where I was born.
About the tattoo he has on the neck (Tudo Passa)
Neymar: Two words which say that either the good and the bad moments will pass… This moment,which we are living right now will pass too. We have to enjoy, enjoy all that we can.
About friends always be with him in Barcelona
Neymar: They’re always here. Every month, one of them comes to Barcelona. Right now there are 3 friends at my home *laughs*. I’m a guy who doesn’t like to be alone, and the joy that my friends pass me, with them being always by my side, is gigantic.
About his hairstyles
Neymar: Now I’m more behaved, I think it’s age, you get older, more responsible, more quiet *laughs*. But if I would want to dye my hair, for example red or blue, be sure that I’ll dye it! *laughs*
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