The 21-year-old insists his side are unfazed by recent criticism and believes the 3-0 win over France shows they are contenders for the trophy
The Selecao defied recent critics with a convincing 3-0 win over France on Sunday, and the Barcelona forward believes his side have shown they are strong enough to lift the trophy on home soil
“We weren’t playing for the critics, we were playing for ourselves. We don’t care what others are saying, the most important thing is what you demonstrate on the pitch,” he told reporters after the match.
“We proved that we can win the competition.”
Neymar has failed to score in his last seven outings after drawing a blank against les Bleus on Sunday, but Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists he is happy with the 21-year-old's recent displays.
“I don’t agree [with the criticism]. My analysis is that Neymar has done exactly what I asked of him. The way he played left me satisfied," Scolari added.