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Ronaldo advises Neymar to ignore expectations

News 12 Nov 2012, 14:32 IST

Rio De Janeiro, Nov 12 (IANS): Brazilian football legend Ronaldo has urged rising star Neymar to ignore growing expectations in the lead up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Himself a victim of a panic attack the night before Brazil’s 1998 World Cup final loss to France, Ronaldo warned of the danger of allowing outside pressure to affect his performance on the pitch, reports Xinhua.

“If I could give him one piece of advice it would be to not pay too much attention to what people are saying regarding the World Cup,” Ronaldo told Brazilian television network Globo Sunday night.

“He should concentrate on training hard and enjoying his football. That will go a long way to helping Brazil win the tournament,” he added.

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