Barcelona star Neymar has “made it clear” that he wants to represent Brazil at both Copa America and the Olympic Games this summer.
Neymar’s insistence on playing in the two competitions could yet provoke a club-versus-country row between Barca and Brazil, with La Blaugrana’s reportedly concerned about the players proneness to burnout after two years of non-stop football, but the forward is of the opinion “the will of the player always prevails”
“I’m talking to the necessary people so I can play at Copa America and the Olympics,” he said at a Press conference ahead of the Selecao’s games against Uruguay and Paraguay this week.
“The will of the player always prevails, but in this case it’s a little different as it doesn’t only depend on me.
“I’ve made it clear I want to play in both, but it’s something Dunga and Luis Enrique are discussing and nothing’s been decided yet.
“[On Johan Cruyff’s death], it’s a great loss for the world of football, given everything he did.
“My condolences go out to his relatives, but I haven’t spoken with anyone from Barca on the matter.”