Neymar: ‘Brazil is preparing for the World Cup’
Striker Neymar confidently announced his ability to win the 2022 World Cup after defeating Korea 4-1 in the round of 16 on the evening of December 5.
After the victory over South Korea at field 974, when asked about his ultimate goal at the 2022 World Cup, Neymar replied: “It’s time to go further than the 2018 World Cup. We dream of titles, but we have to go step by step. This is our fourth game at the 2022 World Cup and we still have three more games. We are focused and preparing for the championship.”
In the quarterfinals four years ago, Brazil stopped after losing 1-2 to Belgium. Brazil’s best performance in Neymar’s appearances was in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals where they lost 7-1 to Germany. That match, the PSG striker did not play due to injury.
At the 2022 World Cup, Neymar was injured in the opening match against Serbia, and was sidelined when Brazil beat Switzerland 1-0 and lost to Cameroon 0-1. It wasn’t until yesterday’s match that he came back and made his personal mark with a penalty that made it 2-0 in 13 minutes. With other goals from Vinicius, Richarlison and Paqueta, Brazil led 4-0 after just 36 minutes. . Korea only removed one goal thanks to Pail Seung-ho in the 76th minute.
According to Neymar, before the match against Korea, he was very worried about his injury, even “crying all night” after the opening match.
While the team is on the way to conquering the sixth world championship, in his hometown of Brazil, former player Pele is hospitalized for colon cancer treatment. Therefore, Neymar wants to win the Korean victory to the legendary compatriot. “I hope that at least because of this win Pele can be a little happier. We dedicate it to him,” Neymar said.
Striker Vinicius also sent a message: “Hopefully we can keep dancing until the final. We want to send a big hug to Pele. Hope he recovers quickly.”
In the quarter-finals on December 9, Brazil will face Croatia, who beat Japan 3-1 in a penalty shootout after drawing 1-1 at game time. If they beat Croatia, Brazil will advance to the semi-finals to meet the winner of the Argentina-Netherlands pairing.
Brazil holds the record of five World Cup winners. The most recent crowning of the yellow and green jersey team was the 2002 World Cup, in Japan. In the final that year, Ronaldo Nazario and his teammates beat Germany 2-0.
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