After recent criticism about his weight and lifestyle, Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has given a cheeky response to his critics.
With Neymar having already missed 11 games for PSG this season due to an ankle injury he sustained back in November 2021, the 29-year-old is only expected to return after the end of January.
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While he remains on the sidelines, the former FC Barcelona attacker has been subjected to scathing criticism about his physical shape, with former PSG and ex-France national team star Jerome Rothen recently tearing into Selecao talisman, per The Mirror.
"He has put on weight without stopping, he is growing older and he does not have a suitable way of living,” said Rothen.
"How can we accept that from a player, who has not yet played 50 percent of the games since the start of the season and who has, compared to other years, a lower goal-to-assist ratio?
"When you grow older than 30, your body does not recover as well as it did at 25, and when you do foolish things you put everything at risk."
These remarks also seemed to be shared by some members of the Brazilian press, as journalist Fabio Sormani suggested that Neymar isn’t as committed to his well-being as other national team players.
"Neymar does not take his career seriously, said Sormani.
"He is not focused like Hulk, for example, who trains while he is on holiday. Do you see Neymar going to the gym or to the nutritionist?
"Vinicius Jr is going to win a Ballon d'Or and Neymar is not going to."
Neymar has now aimed a jibe at his critics through a recent Instagram story, where he be seen wearing an oxygen mask in his hyperbaric chamber.
On the picture, he sarcastically wrote: "How good it is not to be professional and not take care of yourself, right?"
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