Ronaldo de Lima, a legend of Brazil, thinks Neymar and other Brazilian athletes need psychological support to handle the “disproportionate pressure” of the World Cup.
Neymar acknowledged that he was “psychologically destroyed” following his team’s World Cup quarterfinal loss to Croatia on penalties.
To handle this pressure, which is greatly disproportionate for humans, Ronaldo advised having psychological assistance.
“Neymar will come back with the same passion, with the same desire. But I wanted to reinforce this need to monitor the mental health of our players … It is very important for us to address this issue, especially when it comes to the World Cup, where the whole world is looking at the national team. The world was looking at Neymar.”
Neymar, 30, was determined to win his first major championship with Brazil and was able to compete in the tournament’s knockout phase after recovering from an ankle injury he suffered in their opening group match against Serbia.
He scored in extra time against Croatia before Bruno Petkovic tied it up and the game went to penalties, tying him with Pele for the most goals scored by a man in Brazil history (77).
The fact that I was also psychologically wrecked, Ronaldo de Lima says, “hurt my heart in a manner when I saw [Neymar’s] interview admitting he was psychologically destroyed.”
“That help exists today. In my day, it was barely discussed. I wanted to find a method to help him.”
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Ronaldo said earlier in the tournament that he was surprised by the level of “envy and hurt” Neymar suffered in their opener in Serbia.
Some Brazilians have criticized Neymar and the two-time Brazil international has urged Paris Saint-Germain to ‘turn the hate’ he receives ‘into oil’.
Ronaldo said that Neymar should not cancel himself. “There’s no risk of completely losing everything you’ve done in your career,” he said.
“Don’t do everything you did. Neymar is consecrated. Logically, everyone wants to win the World Cup, and everyone is beginning to understand that it is not easy. We have five [World Cup] stars, we are the biggest winners.”
Meanwhile, Brazil are looking for a new coach after Tite announced that he will leave after the World Cup after six years in charge.
Reports in Brazil on Monday named Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti as Tite’s successor as national team coach, and the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will wait until the summer of 2023 to appoint the Italian. Sources told ESPN that Ancelotti was unaware of the interest and is now happy in Madrid, where his contract expires in June 2024.
Ancelotti has said that the Real Madrid job will be his last before he retires. The CBF released a statement on Monday saying it “does not authorize anyone, inside or outside the federation, to seek a coach or professional football player to join the Brazilian men’s football team.” until January 2023. .
Amid reports that the CBF is considering a non-Brazilian manager with Pep Guardiola and Abel Ferreira also rumoured, former Brazil international Rivaldo believes it would be ‘disrespectful’ if someone A foreigner was hired to replace Tite. According to Rivaldo, the successor to Titus must have “Brazilian blood running through his bones”.
“I think we have coaches who can take over the Brazilian national team now and do a good job,” Rivaldo said. 에볼루션게이밍
“Bringing in a foreign coach is not a guarantee that we will be world champions… There is no doubt that foreigners are also good teachers, but the Seleçao belongs to us, the nation, and will be led by someone with Brazilian blood and muscles. “
However, Ronaldo disagreed. He said: “There are many amazing names who will do a lot of good, Ancelotti, Abel, from Palmeiras, Mourinho, from Roma… These names are amazing. They all have a contract. I don’t know what CBF will do, but my opinion is that I will support a foreign coach. “