Rafinha about Neymar: As a player, I don’t like him that much no. I don’t think he is that good (laughs). No, he stands out from the rest […] He is always smiling, always happy, always joking. He is a great guy, a very close friend and I admire him because he helps you when it’s a difficult time for you and he always shares his joy.
“when he’s comfortable, he speaks with a big smile on his face. it’s what the brazilians call ‘alto astral’ - a wave of positivity. he’s contagious. it is perhaps for that reason - and because he’s a born competitor - that he’s been able to overcome a serious injury.”