Neymar has rejected speculation there is a difference between how players at Barcelona and Real Madrid are treated by the Spanish tax agency.
The Brazilian was asked by Gol if he thought the recent allegations of tax evasion could potentially create division between players from the two clubs, but he refused to be drawn into the debate.
“I don't see any difference in the way Real Madrid and Barcelona players are treated,” Neymar told GOL.
“I don't like talking about these things, I don't felt as though I have been badly treated, but some people are saying things which are not rue and that affects me a little.”
The 24-year-old has been no stranger to tax controversy himself – he and his father have both faced a prolonged court battle over the money involved in his move from Santos to the Camp Nou.
“I forget about all of those things when I play – that's my job,” he continued.
“I'm not saying this for me, I'm saying that my father and mother have to go through all of this… I am used to pressure and people saying nasty things about me. But my family isn't.
“Some people say things without even thinking about what they are saying. Then on the side of it there are people, human beings who have a big heart and feelings. For my family, it's been a complicated moment”.