The 21-year-old Barcelona star was the victim of several strong tackles on Tuesday night as Brazil defeated Portugal but says he will not let it affect his game
The former Santos star was on the receiving end of a number of harsh tackles from the Portuguese defence, but still set up the equaliser and scored a stunning goal himself in a man-of-the-match performance.
"I have a bit of pain right now, but that will go away again in a bit," Neymar told reporters after the game.
"I saw a video of players trying to taunt me and showed it to Thiago Silva. I usually don't react to any provocations. These bad tackles are actually a good thing and motivate me and my team-mates."
The 21-year-old then went on to voice his satisfaction with Brazil's performance against Portugal.
"Brazil against Portugal was a great spectacle, it’s always a show. Portugal are always a strong team that plays hard.
"I’m happy with the team’s performance. We were able to play good football."