richarlison bluntly defended Neymar this Monday, criticized for putting six stars on the shield of Brazil before the debut Qatar World Cup: “They are arrogant, we are simple dreamers. We have been dreaming of that little star for a long time.”
the german newspaper Bild He considered an image of the Paris Saint Germain star on Instagram “an attack of arrogance” published on Saturday during the trip of the five-time champions from the Italian city of Turin, where they trained for five days, to Doha.
In the photo, the ’10’ added a sixth star to the ‘Seleção’ shield on his shorts using the social network’s design tool.
“Neymar published that because it is his dream, we know of his desire to win, and he can publish what he wants. If neymar is happy here, we are too, that’s the most important thing,” he said. richarlisonwho called the author of the note an “idiot”.
At 30 years old,ney‘ is the main letter of Brazil to win his sixth world title, after those lifted in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.
In a press conference at the end of the second training session for the South Americans in the Qatari capital, the Tottenham striker from England expressed his enthusiasm for Brazil to lift the trophy.
“We went through difficult times, but we got over them. It hurt a lot to lose the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, but now our opportunity has come. We have a very good team, we are going to fight for the title,” he assured.
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richarlisonThe 25-year-old will be the ‘9’ of the ‘scratch’, a shirt used by Brazilian football legends such as Ronaldo and Romario, but which has performed little on the back of attackers who have worn it in past World Cups (Luis Fabiano, Fred and Gabriel Jesus).
“My dream was always to wear that number and the moment has arrived. Tite trusts me and I thank him for that confidence in giving me the 9 shirt, he knows that I score many goals,” he added.
The ‘Pombo’ (pigeon) was the second highest striker in Brazil in the South American qualifiers with six goals, two less than Neymar.
And in the last four friendlies for the South Americans (victories against Japan, South Korea, Ghana and Tunisia) he scored four goals.
“I let the goals come naturally, without pressure. I have neymarVini, (Lucas) Paquetá, surely the ball will reach me and I will be prepared to hole it,” he said.
Brazil It will open on Thursday against the Serbia of the strikers Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic. Group G is completed by Switzerland and Cameroon.
“We carry the pressure (of wanting to lift the cup), like all Brazilians. Since 2006 everyone wants Brazil to conquer the ‘hexa’,” said Raphinha, a Barcelona winger from Spain.
“To reach the final we have to go game by game. Now we have to be with Serbia in the lead and try to play the best possible game to gain confidence for the rest of the cup,” he said.