Ronaldinho has urged Neymar to ignore the stories concerning his turbulent Paris Saint-Germain career to date and concentrate on staying happy instead.
Speculation surfaced during the international break that the Brazilian is unhappy at the club he joined only in August.
"All footballers are men before being footballers".
Neymar was brought to tears at a press conference last week when Brazil boss Tite launched a staunch defence of his superstar striker after speculation over his relationship with Emery was once again brought up.
Agent and father Neymar Sr. did not stop.
The 44-year old former left back, who helped Brazil win the 2002 World Cup as well as Copa America titles in 1997 and 1999, also believed that the country has recovered from a humiliating 7-1 semi-final defeat by Germany as the 2014 tournament's hosts.
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"I expect Neymar to become the world's best player very soon", he said.
Whilst that doesn't matter so much in France, given how easily league leader PSG wins games, it could matter further down the line in the Champions League.
The FC crew rip into Gab Marcotti for saying Neymar should not be mocked for crying after Brazil coach Tite defended him.
A new report from Marca however has hinted that he may not have wanted the move to France at all.
The overall plan remains having Neymar as the epicentre of an all-conquering side where Edinson Cavani is the goalscorer and Kylian Mbappe is the hot young talent.
PSG confirmed earlier on Thursday that Motta is almost certain to require "arthroscopic cleaning" of his right knee, which will likely rule him out until early 2018.
For Real to pull off signing Neymar, a thousand things have to happen and none of which have even begun to occur yet.
Nantes, fifth in the table, are at the Parc des Princes on Saturday, and bring with them a solid defensive record and their own medalled summer recruit.