By FOX Sports Staff
Neymar has been hailed as the man to lead Brazil to glory as they prepare for the 2014 World Cup and recently sealed a high-profile move to Barcelona next season, but the player himself has insisted that his team mates are equally important when it comes to winning.
"Am I a national hero? I'm not indisputable. In football you play well one day and on other days you do not," he told Brazilian GQ magazine.
"You can't hit your shots into the top corner every day. I know what role I have to play, but I play to help the team, be it with assists or goals."
The 21-year-old sensation made his national team debut in 2010 and has never looked back since despite having the hopes of the nation pinned on him.
"I'm used to it [playing for the national team]. Since I was little I dreamed of playing for the national team and now I'm thrilled to take on that challenge," he added.
"But I want to insist that I'm not a hero, and I'm not a villain either if things don't go so well.
"The passion for football that exists in Brazil is incredible. I'm aware of this, so I'm not sure how things are going to turn out."