Neymar got injured in Brazil’s first World Cup match. At first, he couldn’t control his emotions and was afraid of losing a big tournament. “I was very scared,” he declares.
Brazil won 4-1 against South Korea in Monday’s second leg of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. The five-time world champions showed the beauty of football after a sluggish game on the group stage. One of the stars of Canarinhos was Neymar, who experienced moments of horror during the World Cup.
During the first group stage match against Serbia, Neymar left the pitch in tears, and then cameras showed him crying, sitting on the bench.
“I was very scared because I really believed in myself after a good start to the season. It was very painful. After that, I cried all night, but everything ended well, “said the player in an interview with TV Globo.
The Paris Saint-Germain winger has been preparing for the Qatar World Cup for the past few months because this event is extremely important to him and may have been the last chance to win the world championship. However, Neymar does not rule out that he will not playing at the next World Cup, which will be held in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
The current World Cup is crucial for him. He is convinced that the Brazilian national team can fight for gold in a great event. The last time the Canarinhos won the World Cup was exactly 20 years ago.
“With three games left, we are ready and focused on winning this trophy,” he said after the game against South Korea.
Neymar is getting closer to Pele in Brazil’s all-time top scorer list. After scoring the 76th goal in his international career, he is missing one more goal to equal Pele’s record and two goals to overtake the legendary compatriot.