Neymar is not sure if he will play for Brazil
Marquinhos’ shot from the penalty shoot-out hit the post, ending Brazil’s dream of winning the hexa. Brazil showed glimpses of samba dancing as they shook South Korea’s defense. That team broke down in tears after losing to Croatia. Brazilian star Neymar left the field crying. ‘Mission Hexa’ remained elusive due to broken dreams. Five-time world champion Brazil had to accept defeat by Croatia 4-2 in the tiebreaker.
After this heartbreaking loss, Neymar, the best star of the team, could not guarantee to play for Brazil again. The PSG star wants to take time to think about the matter.
Neymar does not understand whether to continue international football. It seems to him that the time is not right to think about it. “Honestly, I don’t know (whether to play for the national team again),” the Brazil forward said. I think now is not the time to talk about it. Maybe I’m not thinking straight now. Let’s see what happens next.’
Neymar wants to take time to make a final decision about playing for Brazil. However, he does not guarantee that he will return. The Brazilian star said, ‘I want to take time to think about it. I want to think about what I want for myself. I will not close the door to play for Brazil, and I will not say with 100% certainty that I will come back.
Despite losing the tiebreaker against Croatia, Neymar reached a unique milestone today. He now has 77 goals in the same Brazilian jersey as Pele. Neymar said to the fans, ‘I want to thank you for your support and respect for me and my teammates. We didn’t achieve our dreams, goals, but that’s part of the game. That’s what happens in football.’