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Neymar psychologically destroyed | The Journal of Montreal

Neymar said on Saturday “psychologically destroyed” the day after Brazil’s elimination against Croatia in the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup (1-1 ap, 4 tab to 2), “surely the defeat that made me the most wrong,” said the Brazilian superstar on Instagram.

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“I am psychologically destroyed. It was probably the defeat that hurt me the most, which caused me to be paralyzed for ten minutes after the match, after which I burst into tears without being able to stop. This will hurt for a very long time, unfortunately,” wrote the Paris SG superstar.

For Neymar, who had nevertheless given the advantage to Brazil with a magnificent goal in extra time (105th + 1) before the equalizer in extremis from Petkovic (117th), the Seleçao gave everything to qualify, in vain.

“We fought until the end, I’m proud of my partners because there was no lack of commitment and dedication. This group deserved (to go further), we deserved it, BRAZIL deserved it… But it was not God’s will,” he continued.

At 30, the playing master of Brazil cast doubt on his future in the selection on Friday, saying he needed to “think” while the Seleçao will now have to wait for the 2026 World Cup in Canada, the United States and Mexico. to hope to conquer this sixth star of world champion, which has eluded her since 2002.

Brazil’s No. 10 said in October 2021 that the World Cup in Qatar would be his last World Cup, because he did not know if he would have “the mental strength to continue playing football”.

Pelé to Neymar: “Continue to inspire us”

Neymar thanked his supporters on Saturday for the signs of support received after elimination.

“Feeling everyone’s affection on the pitch was worth every sacrifice. Thank you all for your support for our selection. Unfortunately it didn’t work… This is going to hurt for a very, very long time,” he wrote.

“Ney” received a message from the Brazilian legend Pelé, whom he joined on Friday at the top of the top scorers in the history of the Seleçao (77 goals).

“I saw you grow, I encouraged you every day and finally I can congratulate you for having equaled my number of goals with the Brazilian selection. We both know it’s more than a number,” the former striker (82) wrote on Instagram from the hospital where the “King”, suffering from colon cancer, was admitted at the end of November.

“Unfortunately, today is not the happiest day for us. But you will always be an inspiration that many wish to emulate. I learned that the more time passes, the more our legacy grows. My record was set almost 50 years ago, and no one has been able to approach it until now. You succeeded, my boy”, congratulated the Brazilian football icon, who hopes to see Neymar continue to shine on the pitch.

“Your legacy is not about to come to an end. Keep inspiring us,” concluded Pelé.

Source : BBN NEWS

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