Brazil national team handler Luis Felipe Scolari has hit out at Barcelona over their treatment of Neymar, who they signed from Santos for £49m, and has blamed the Spanish club for the 2014 Confederations Cup revelation’s health problem.
Neymar, 21, was diagnosed with anaemia (an insufficient/abnormal presence/behavior of the red blood cell) earlier this month after going under the knife to have his tonsils removed back in July.
Scolari has slammed the La Liga champions for advising their new signing to remove the (lymphoid) tissue situated at either the back of the mouth or throat.
“It’s unacceptable that Neymar now has anaemia,” Scolari said at a press conference.
“He was with Barcelona before the Confederations Cup and he was perfectly fine. At the moment it’s clear he’s not the same, though, because he underwent surgery.
“It seems it was that lot (Barcelona), who know everything, who think they are always right.
“It was always obvious Neymar was going to lose weight after the surgery.”
Since the surgery, the forward has reportedly lost about seven kilograms of weight.