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£48.6 million was the amount that according to the vice-president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu the Spanish club offloaded in order to sign Neymar from Santos. The Copa del Rey finals against Real Madrid was a golden chance for the 22 years old year attacker to demonstrate why Barcelona went through so much trouble in signing him.

Neymar has managed on scoring a few important goals for Barcelona as well as making impressive performances on some occasions but it has not been enough for the criticism from fans and even the media to stop, as they believe that Neymar’s transfer was simply not worth it.

Felipe Scolari is the man in charge of guiding Brazil into the finals of the 2014 World Cup and he revealed details concerning the situation of Neymar and all of his recent criticism.

“Neymar’s case is really simple, only those who close their eyes can’t see it clearly for what it is. Neymar is often criticized by the Spanish press because it has a vested interest that he is not at his best at the World Cup.

“We know that he is good, that he is a star. He was the decisive factor in Barcelona’s games against both Real Madrid and Espanyol. In the last match against Atletico Madrid, he was once again the difference.

“He unlocks a game. If he is considered the best player in the world it is because he deserves the accolade because he plays very well.” Scolari told the saksa portugali todennäköisyys website.

Scolari is making his way through Europe as he is visiting the players which he is planning to take with him to Brazil for the upcoming World Cup, the Brazilian manager revealed that his list is already 95% done and there are only a few things that need to be done before officially announcing his shortlist of players.