'Scandalous' Neymar urged to be careful

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Brazil defender Danilo has issued a warning to Neymar following the "scandalous" remarks the Paris Saint-Germain star made in October. 

Last month, Neymar seemingly suggested that he was considering retirement from international football after the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

With the Selecao having now booked their place in Qatar, the subject of him quitting the national team has resurfaced.  

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Juventus star Danilo has nowprovided some cautionary remarks for the 29-year-old, saying he needs to be careful when talking about things like walking away from the national team as his words are sometimes treated as "scandalous" compared to other footballers. 

"It is complicated," Danilo told Goal. 

"Players from other teams talk about this subject. Toni Kroos retired from the German national team recently. It's not as scandalous as when Ney talks.

"He has to be careful, but if he said that, he has his reasons. Certainly, the people who work with him think and analyse the situation. 

"It is a very personal matter, difficult to give an opinion because I'm not able to feel the same feelings as him. I hope he is with us for a long time because it is very nice to see him play up close."

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The former Manchester City and Real Madrid defender also insisted that Neymar remains a talismanic figure for the Selecao. 

"Without a doubt, it does not even need to be said," Danilo added. 

"Most people don't know him up close. Because I have known him since my Santos days, I can easily say that I have met very few players who are as passionate about playing football as he is." 

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