Neymar: “The saddest moment of my career”
Neymar called the surprising bankruptcy against Belgium the “saddest moment of my career”. The pain is very great, wrote the 26-year-old. “We knew that we would have had the skills to move forward to make history. But it wasn’t meant to be this time.”
Neymar had a great chance even with a Schlenzer in injury time, but keeper Thibaut Courtois kept the scene shining. It is difficult for the PSG player to “find the strength to want to play football again”. But he was sure that God would give him enough strength again. “They’ve interrupted our dream. But they haven’t removed him from our heads and hearts.”
After the game Neymar had been less talkative, almost motionless he had walked past the waiting journalist and refused any commentary – in contrast to the young Gabriel Jesus (21), who turned himself in and expressed his disappointment.