Although there is nothing new about calling a promising young talent the ‘next Pele’ or the ‘next Maradona’, people’s enthusiasm with a teenage Neymar was unlike anything we have seen involving an upcoming prospect before.
- At the age of 17, Brazilian legends like Pele and Romario both reportedly urged for his inclusion to the Brazil Senior team (Azzoni, 2010).
- He won the South American Footballer of the year at the age of 19, compared to the likes of Pele (32), Zico (24), and Socrates (29) who were older during their first acceptance.
- He was transferred from Santos to Barcelona for a then record fee of 57.1 million Euro (40 million of which went to Neymar’s family) at the age of 21 (FC Barcelona, 2013).
- At the age of 22, he was already considered a poster boy for Brazilian football, the best player in his team by a country mile with the weight of carrying his team on his young shoulder, and a five-star attraction of the 2014 World Cup where people were comparing him to Messi and Ronaldo without any reservation despite the tournament being his very first world cup appearance (Bellos, 2014).
Apart from faking injuries Neymar’s other famous trademark is crying – he cries when he wins, he cries when he scores a goal, he cries during the national anthem or even while giving interviews, Neymar probably has a crying video on YouTube for every type of human emotion. Although Neymar’s emotional responses could make him an interesting subject of study for biopsychologists, critics and fans have always seen his emotional behaviour a sign of weakness. I am not one of those critics, I don’t believe crying makes one soft, or it is a sign of weakness or poor emotional intelligence. If crying is the most spontaneous way his body responds to a life event, then crying is what Neymar should do, as should the rest of us.
But even when you take away the crying, Neymar has displayed many other sings of immaturity and poor emotional intelligence which has hurt his teams, his own performance, and his career growth over the years. During his first season in Paris, Neymar had a conflict with teammate Edison Cavani when the duo clashed over whom to take a penalty kick. This was an incident that was well covered in the media and an indication of Neymar’s lack of maturity.
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