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Neymar reveals how a lack of cookies made him a superstar

first_imgBrazilian star Neymar opened up on his difficult upbringing and revealed how a lack of food and money was what ultimately made him the footballer he is todayAt 26 years old, Neymar has enjoyed a glittering football career which has seen him represent some of the biggest clubs in history in Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.He’s also a Champions League winner and has tasted a lot of domestic glory in both Spain and France over the last five years.Neymar’s dribbling skills, along with his tricks and creativity, have gathered a lot of admirers in the past with some comparing him to Brazil greats Ronaldinho and Pele.But, in a very open and honest interview, Neymar opened up on his humble upbringing and told the story of what prompted him to become one of the world’s best and richest players.“There’s a story with my mum and I think most people know it,” Neymar told YouTube channel O Primo Rico.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“I really wanted to eat cookies but we didn’t have any, so my mum said: ‘Son we don’t have more money, there’s no way. I’ll owe you this week, maybe next week when dad gets his payment, we can buy it.’“At the same time I told her, ‘Mum it’s OK. One day I will be very rich. I’ll buy a cookie factory so I can eat whenever I want.’“My mum cries when she tells that story because it was really touching for her.”“I think it was by the time I was 14 or 15 years old that I realised I wouldn’t lack anything anymore if I did things right, if I had my parents take care of everything.”Neymar has since returned to Brazil to recover from a groin problem and will miss PSG’s game against Nantes at the Parc Des Princes, which begins at 21:00 (CET) today.last_img read more