Silva sends Neymar emotional support as Brazil team-mate admits mental health struggle

Thiago Silva has actually provided his psychological assistance to Neymar, his friend and Brazil team-mate who previously today confessed he does not understand if he has the “strength of mind to deal with football” a lot longer.

Silva has actually played together with Neymar for the Selecao for a years and likewise completed together with the forward at Paris Saint-Germain. As a world-renowned centre-back, Silva stated he can associate with the sensations Neymar has actually revealed – and acknowledged it was upsetting to be openly identified “a crybaby, weak, very weak, mentally” when speaking up on his battles.

So, the protector is figured out to supply public support to his compatriot in hopes of assisting him restore his love for football.

What has been stated?

“Here at the national team, I have gone through some moments that are very similar [with what Neymar is going through], especially after 2014 World Cup,” Silva informed press reporters.

“I was called a crybaby, weak, extremely weak, psychologically. These are things that injure you and you understand that you are not what you have actually been called.

“I hope he doesn’t lose his joy, continue to be happy the way he always is. He is a very special kid and, when he’s happy, doing what he loves, he delivers.”

In an Instagram story, Silva included: “If you need someone strong to be by your side, know that I will always be there. The Silva family love you.”

What were Neymar’s retirement remarks?

“I think it’s my last World Cup [in 2022],” the Paris Saint-Germain star stated on DAZN

“I see it as my last due to the fact that I do not understand if I have the strength of mind to handle football any longer.

“So I’ll do everything to turn up well, do everything to win with my country, to realise my greatest dream since I was little. And I hope I can do it.”

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Mental health has actually ended up being a crucial discussion in football recently as gamers have actually begun to open about their individual battles, assisting normalise the significance of requesting for assistance instead of keeping feelings within.

Neymar has actually signed up with the similarity Jack Wilshere, Tyrone Mings and Christian Pulisic in speaking up about psychological health this year.

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