‘I’m psychologically destroyed’: Neymar pens emotional post after Brazil’s FIFA World Cup exit


After losing to Croatia in a thrilling quarter-final match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup on December 9, 30-year-old Brazilian star player Neymar penned an emotional note saying that the defeat left him ‘psychologically destroyed’.

Seleção’s defeat to Croatia on penalties in the quarter-final has unsettled Neymar, who has admitted he is wondering about his future.

“I feel very bad at the moment. It’s hard to take everything that has happened. It feels like a nightmare. I can’t believe what has happened,” Neymar was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror. But I am not even saying 100 per cent that I will make a comeback.”

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But a day after the match, Neymar’s Instagram post is bringing tears to the eyes of Brazilian fans around the world.

“I am psychologically destroyed. It was definitely the defeat that hurt me the most, which paralyzed me for 10 minutes and right after that I started crying non-stop. It hurt for a long time. Gonna have to, unfortunately. We fought until the end,” Neymar wrote in the post on Instagram.

“I’m proud of my teammates because there was no lack of commitment and dedication. This group deserved it, we deserved it, Brazil deserved it… But it wasn’t God’s will! It was worth every sacrifice on the field.” feel the affection of each and every one from inside… thank you all for your support with our national team. unfortunately it didn’t work out… it will hurt for a long time. thank you my god for everything , You have given me everything so I can’t complain. Thank you for just watching over me, all the honor and glory is always yours regardless of the circumstances,” he concluded.

Neymar, who has spearheaded a nation’s hopes of winning three World Cups since his emergence, has netted eight World Cup goals. However, the tournament has exposed his frail physique and fragile emotions.

With AFP input.

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