The 26-year-old’s tournament was eventful but he could not stop his nation going out to Belgium in the last eight.
“My sadness was great, it was very sad and bad, and the biggest sadness I have experienced in my career,” Neymar, who has also dismissed speculation he will move to Real Madrid this summer, said at a fundraising night on behalf of his charity.
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The 26-year old had an injury-hit first season with the French champions, but before he sustained a foot injury that kept him out of the latter half of PSG’s 2017-18 campaign he didn’t quite enjoy Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani‘s company.
And according to what AS claim, Neymar considers the Barca star as a ‘winner’ and hence wants PSG to try and go for him.
Barcelona though have Suarez in their plans for the upcoming season, and wouldn’t consider selling him as of yet, let alone selling him to PSG, and strengthening their Champions League ambitions.
The Spanish giants could not secure Antoine Griezmann’s services from Atletico Madrid and are anyway looking for a winger to play alonsgside Suarez and Lionel Messi.
Neymar meanwhile, has been targeted by Real Madrid, and his relationship with the Ligue 1 side could be put to the test in such circumstances.
Tite’s mood during the press conference prior to the game against Serbia, changed drastically after he was asked about Capello’s remarks to Italian television.
“Capello, this is for you, from coach to coach, it was a penalty, OK, it was a penalty. That’s all,” Tite said.
Capello was dissatisfied with Neymar’s performance in Brazil’s 2-0 win against Costa Rica, when the referee had given a penalty but had to overturn his decision after consulting VAR – that showed there wasn’t much contact.
“For me he’s a diver,” Capello had said.
“He throws himself easily to the ground but he is a great player, he is also a champion.
“He has more genius than (Cristiano) Ronaldo but less power, even if in these games he did not show (his) change of pace, dribbling and his imagination.”
Neymar has earned the reputation of going to the ground easily over the past few months and in light of his theatrics a bar in Rio de Janeiro has planned to offer patrons free shots every time he falls over in the match against Serbia.
“At each Neymar fall, it’s a round of shots on the house!” the Sir Walter Pub in northern Rio posted on its Facebook page.
However, the PSG superstar can easily claim that he leads the table at the World Cup for being fouled most number of times – 10 in the first game against Switzerland and four against Costa Rica.
Meanwhile, Tite’s team will need a draw against Serbia at the Spartak Stadium to qualify for the knock-out stages of the tournament.