Brazil legend Ronaldo says making Neymar choose between the Copa América and Rio Olympics is “cowardly,” reports Mundo Deportivo.
“This situation is very difficult for the player,” Ronaldo said, through translation. “I think it’s cowardly that he has to choose what competition he wants to play in.”
Barça desires for Neymar to play in one competition or the other, but not both. Neymar would like to do both.
Though Barcelona does not have to release the forward for the Olympics, national team coach Dunga has met with Barça officials to attempt to resolve the matter. An agreement has not yet been reached.
Brazil has never won the Olympic gold medal. Neymar helped Brazil to a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, as the team fell to Mexico in the gold medal game.