Is it really possible for memes to start mentally impacting upon footballers?
Well according to PSG starlet, Ángel Di María, it is.
Memes have taken over social media in recent times and they only have one aim; to get a laugh.
Sometimes these laughs come at the expense of footballers and according to Marca, it has affected Di María and his family.
“The memes to the players of the national team hurt us a lot,” he said.
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“It makes you think a lot, if you think about leaving it (the national team), it’s because of that, because you see the family suffer, they give you forward but also suffer for you.
“To me it helped me a lot psychologist, to talk, to unburden.
“Thanks to that I learned that It’s easy to laugh behind a computer or a cell phone, but to only do that. My head is fine now.”
So after finally recovering from his exposure to memes, does the 29-year-old think his Brazilian PSG team mate, Neymar, think he can beat Lionel Messi to this season’s Golden Ball?
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“He’s an excellent player (Neymar) and he’s going through a great moment,” Di Maria added.
“He’s shown at Barcelona and I think he’s taken a step further to achieve what every player wants: to win the Golden Ball I think he’s among the best.
“But I think there’s Leo for a while and it’s complicated.”
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