Capello labels Neymar 'annoying'
Former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello says Barcelona forward Neymar has an "annoying attitude" and needs to stop diving.
"Neymar is a great striker, but I hate that a player of his level has to fall to the ground every time you touch him,” Capello said.
“He has a very annoying attitude.”
Capello isn't the first high-profile name to accuse the Brazil captain of diving, with former Selecao great Pele saying he thought the 22-year-old was prone to simulation, though Neymar's supporters would be quick to point out his reported histrionics are largely a case of self-preservation in the face of rough treatment from defenders.
The former Santos star was the fourth most-fouled player in la Liga last season and joint-sixth most-fouled at the World Cup alongside Lionel Messi.