Neymar is convinced that Brazil can win the World Cup without him.
Brazil’s World Cup star and poster boy was ruled out of the tournament on Friday night when he fractured a verterbra after being kneed in the back by Colombia’s Juan Zuniga.
Twenty-four hours after Brazil’s quarter-final win, the Barcelona forward released a video in which he spoke about his heart-breaking injury for the first time.
The 22-year-old, who scored four goals for the Selecao here in Brazil, was visibly upset when speaking into the camera about missing the rest of the World Cup.
But the former Santos player is sure his team-mates will retain their composure and go on to lift the trophy on July 13 at the Maracana.
“My World Cup has not ended, it has been interrupted by a play but the tournament goes on and I told my team-mates to do everything in order to help me achieve my dream to be world champion,” Neymar said.
“My dream was to play at a World Cup final but I’m certain my team-mates will be champions.
“I will be there with them, and all Brazilians will soon be celebrating all of that.”