Neymar - I'm not a machine
Youngster says he was exhausted after friendly
By Andres Garavaglia. Last Updated: September 10, 2012 10:15pm
Neymar: Was upset by Brazil fans' reaction
Brazilian Neymar has voiced his unhappiness with the way he was treated during his country's 1-0 win over South Africa, insisting 'I am not a machine'.
The Santos attacker was booed by his own supporters in Friday's international friendly as Brazil claimed an unconvincing success over the 2010 World Cup hosts.
Neymar, who has been tipped as a future superstar and linked with a host of top clubs at just 20 years old, believes people are perhaps expecting too much of him.
"I felt sick because of what happened against South Africa. I am not a machine," he was quoted as saying by Globo Esporte.
"I was exhausted after Friday's match, both physically and mentally.
"I just want to keep on playing and help Santos and the national team."