Juventus star Danilo has warned his Brazil teammate to find better communication when it comes to views about the national side.
Neymar made the wrong headlines in October when he suggested a shock plan to retire from Brazilian duty after the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
To say the comments left Brazilian fans raging is an understatement.
"It is complicated," Danilo told Goal.
"Players from other teams talk about this subject. Toni Kroos retired from the German national team recently. It's not as scandalous as when Ney talks.
"He has to be careful, but if he said that, he has his reasons. Certainly, the people who work with him think and analyse the situation.
"It is a very personal matter, difficult to give an opinion because I'm not able to feel the same feelings as him. I hope he is with us for a long time because it is very nice to see him play up close."
The former Manchester City star was finally asked to share his views on Neymar’s importance to the mighty Brazil team. Is he the ace?
"Without a doubt, it does not even need to be said," Danilo added.
"Most people don't know him up close. Because I have known him since my Santos days, I can easily say that I have met very few players who are as passionate about playing football as he is."
Meanwhile, Danilo is looking ahead to Juve’s UEFA Champions League action against Chelsea in West London on Tuesday night.