Neymar, who is out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup after a tackle from Colombia‘s Zuniga, sent a message to his fans saying Brazil could still the World Cup.
“My dream has not ended yet, it was suspended due to an [incident],” Neymar said, referring to his collision with Colombia‘s Juan Camilo Zuniga. “But it is still alive. I am sure my teammates will make sure I can achieve my dream, which is to be a champion.
“Another dream of mine was to play in the World Cup final, but I won’t be able to do that now. However, I am sure that my colleagues will win and be champions along with me. We, the Brazilian people, will be celebrating this achievement.”
Neymar has been flooded with support from fans in Brazil and around the world, and, if possible, there were even more of his jerseys on display than normal on the streets of Brazil cities the day after his dramatic World Cup run came to a disappointing end.
“Brazilian people, players, coaches and fans – this is a very tough moment,” Neymar said in his message. “It is hard to express my thoughts in words.
“I want to tell you that I’ll be back to the field as soon as possible. I would like to thank you for your support and affection expressed through the messages that have been sent to me.”