Neymar won’t accept Brazil bench role

Barcelona forward Neymar has warned Brazil coach Dunga he won't settle for a place on the bench after missing out on the starting line-up against Costa Rica.

The 23-year-old came on as an 82nd-minute replacement for Douglas Costa as Brazil clinched a 1-0 victory, Hulk's 10th-minute goal proving the difference.

Neymar, who is set to miss his country's next two competitive matches through suspension, has not taken kindly to being utilised as a late substitute.

"Being benched is not something I'm used to and I'm not willing to get used to it," Neymar told ESPN Brasil.

"I want to play and I'm always working to be amongst the starting XI."

The Barca star only recently returned to full training following a bout of mumps and has made just one appearance in La Liga this term.

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