The head coach of the Brazilian national team Tito announced the new captain of the national team. It is 26-year-old striker of PSG Neymar.
“I was chosen as a captain again, because I found out a lot of things and understood a lot. An extra responsibility will be very useful for me. think none of you have ever felt what I felt after the World Cup. I was criticized, I heard a lot of bad words in my address, and in that moment I wasn’t able to respond to enemies. I was in a wrong condition, I preferred to keep my mouth shut, because silence is always the best answer.
I don’t have much to say about the criticism. I am the player who, having received the ball, will beat the opponent in 10 cases out of 11. And I don’t think they’ll let me pass by without a foul. And I can’t ask them: “Hey, excuse me, let me score a goal”.
There were a lot of fouls during the World Cup, but this is already in the past. And that is another lesson I’ve learned. I want to apologize to my fans, who were angry about the result. We thought that we would become the new world champions, but it wasn’t meant to come true» – quoted Neymar FourFourTwo.
Neymar played for the first time for the national team of Brazil in August 2010. Since then the striker has scored 57 goals in 90 matches.