Neymar unfazed by boos from British crowds

The wonderkid has pledged to carry on as normal, despite he and his team-mates coming in for vocal criticism from spectators in their last-eight victory at the Games
Neymar has stated that he is unaffected by the boos that rained down on him during Brazil's Olympic quarter-final win over Honduras.

The Selecao slugged it out to emerge eventual 3-2 victors in a bad-tempered match that saw their opponents pick up eight yellow and two red cards at Newcastle's St James' Park.

The Santos star, who was jeered following his role in the expulsion of Wilmer Crisanto, insists the adversity merely provides motivation to succeed.

"I'm always prepared for anything," he told Marca Brasil. "To be cheered or to be booed is entirely normal.

"The only time I fell was when the Honduras player fouled me and got sent off. I will not let the criticism affect me, and just want to help Brazil more.

"Football remains no different to me, regardless of whether I play amid cheering or jeering."

The Selecao travel to Manchester next, where they will face South Korea in the semi-finals on Tuesday.