Neymar prepares to reach Brazil's 100th milestone and says he is happy
SINGAPORE: On the eve of his hundredth Brazilian international appearance, the forward Neymar He spoke Wednesday about his commitment to his country and his club, Paris Saint Germain .
Brazil face Senegal on Thursday in a friendly in Singapore and the Brazilian federation presented Neymar with a special shirt on Wednesday with the number 100 on the back instead of his customary 10.
I'm happy in the national team and with my club too, said Neymar, who tried to escape Paris and return to Barcelona in the summer.
Everyone knows what happened during the last transfer window, my initial wishes, but today I am happy and I feel comfortable in my club.
The season has started well for me. I will defend my club with nails and teeth, said the 27-year-old who fought foot injuries during his stay in Paris. I will give 100% so we can do great things.
The shirt was presented by Bebeto , a striker who played 75 times for Brazil, appearing in two World Cup finals, winning the first in 1994.
I'm happy to reach this number, said Neymar. The results are very positive, even if a footballer's life is not all about winning. There are also many disappointments, defeats. You make mistakes.
Neymar has scored 61 goals in 99 games for the Selecao, making him the third highest scorer in the history of his national team. He is one behind Ronaldo but needs 16 to catch Pele.
He won an Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, but has experienced many disappointments, especially in the World Cup.
In 2014, in Brazil, a back injury in the quarterfinals against Colombia prevented him from being on the field during the semi-final 7-1 debacle against Germany.