Brazilian legend Rivelino urges Neymar to emulate Messi

South America By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 21/11/2018

Brazilian legend Rivelino has urged Neymar to emulate his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and the ex-midfielder also warned the Paris Saint-Germain attacker to stop his diving antics.

"Sad so many diving today? The one who created all this is Neymar. He should take the example of Messi, who never protests and does not throw himself down.

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"Neymar constantly claims, he has created a monster because today, everyone is criticising him for that and it is something negative for him. Sometimes he looks for the duel, does not pass the ball and does not focus on playing.” He told Marca.

Rivelino was part of the Brazilian team that won the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.