On Friday, Brazilian star Neymar gave the impression of no guarantee that he would give up playing for the national team again by stating that he could not “100%” guarantee he would do so again.
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar said he could stand aside after his team’s World Cup quarterfinal loss in Qatar.
Neymar, 30, expressed his emotions by saying, “I am not closing any doors to the national team, but I am also not 100% promising that I will return.”
“I need to consider this issue more and decide what is best for the national team and me.”
With a spectacular goal on Friday, Neymar tied Pele’s record of 77 goals for Brazil, but Bruno Petkovic equalized with a few minutes left.
In the shootout, the Brazilian didn’t take a penalty. Dominik Livakovic stopped Rodrygo’s attempt, and Marquinhos struck the post, but Croatia scored on all four of their attempts to win the shootout 4-2.
Neymar and Brazil were eliminated by Belgium at the same level four years ago in Russia.
Without Neymar, who was sidelined due to injury, the Selecao was crushed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals in 2014.
Neymar described the sensation as being “terrible,” adding that he believed it to be worse than how he felt during the previous World Cup. It is challenging to put into words how this moment feels.
We fought, and I am proud of my teammates for their courage in standing up and accepting penalties.
Tite, the coach of Brazil, announced his resignation following the game.
Even though it was a devastating defeat, he said, “I go in peace.” “A cycle is coming to an end.”