Brazil icon defends Neymar's 'partying'

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Brazil icon Ronaldo Nazario has come to the defence of Neymar after the Paris Saint-Germain star was once again criticised for his party lifestyle recently.

The tricky PSG attacker faced a wave of criticism in October when he was accused of being overweight after pictures of him holidaying on a yacht off the coast of Ibiza emerged, according to The Sun.  

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A month later, Neymar once again found himself in the spotlight when he was seen partying in a Sao Paulo bar while he was reportedly sidelined with an injury that had stopped him from playing for the Selecao in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Argentina. 

Neymar hit back at his critics at the time, insisting that he only goes out if he does not have a match the next day, and that his fitness is not affected when he does.

"How can one be 12 years at the top without taking care of himself? Nobody gets that," he told Fui Clear YouTube channel.

 "I know how to take care of myself, I have a physical therapist and a physical trainer practically 24 hours with me, for what? Not at all?"

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Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario, who is currently president of LaLiga side Real Valladolid, has now defended the world's most expensive footballer's lifestyle, saying that his private life should not be of any concern to others.  

"I suffered the same as Neymar," the 45-year-old said, per The Sun.   

"The private life of a well-known or famous person, or of an athlete, shouldn't matter to anyone. 

"What does it matter what someone drank, ate or didn't eat!"

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