Neymar: I'm not a national hero

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Brazil attacker Neymar has attempted to play down expectations over his performances at the upcoming Confederations Cup, insisting that he is not "a national hero."

The forward, who completed his move to Barcelona in late May, will have the weight of a nation on his shoulders when the tournament kicks off in Brasilia but the 21-year-old believes that his most important role is simply to work hard for his team-mates.

"Am I a national hero? I'm not indisputable. In football you play well one day and on other days you do not," he told Brazilian GQ magazine.

"You can't hit your shots into the top corner every day. I know what role I have to play but I play to help the team, be it with assists or goals."

Neymar has scored 20 goals in 34 appearances for the Selecao since making his debut in 2010 but he shrugs off the pressure that comes with pulling on the shirt for the five-time world champions.

"I'm used to it," he noted. "Since I was little I dreamed of playing for the national team and now I'm thrilled to take on that challenge but I want to insist that I'm not a hero and I'm not a villain, either, if things don't go so well.

“The passion for football that exists in Brazil is incredible. I'm aware of this, so I'm not sure how things are going to turn out."

Brazil begin their Confederations Cup campaign against Japan on June 15.

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