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Neymar, FC Barcelona’s first signing ahead of the 2013/14 season, was the center of attention in Brasilia as the teams participating in the Confederations Cup prepare for the tournament. During this afternoon’s press conference, the 21-year-old forward explained that he always demands the most of himself: “I always demand a lot of myself so that I can train better and play better. Nothing is ever good enough for me, I always want more.”

Despite not scoring in his last nine appearances for Brazil, Neymar is confident the dry patch will pass quickly: “This doesn’t mean anything. It won’t change anything. If I don’t score goals, I’m helping the team in other ways. If goals don’t come, I just have to be patient.”

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One of the debates surrounding Neymar in Brazil is how he will adapt to Barça’s style of play. The player is confident that he is up to the challenge: “I’ve already adapted. Against national teams you have to be quicker, make movements off the ball that open up space for your teammates [...] I noticed this a while ago.”

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