11/30/2022
Brazil defender Marquinhos says Neymar and the entire Brazil team are ready to deliver the goods in the upcoming World Cup.

Amidst their star-studded roster, one name that unequivocally comes to mind at the first instance in Neymar. The prodigal son of Brazil has been a star of their new generation and will be aiming to make amends in the tournament.

And ahead of the tournament, his teammate Marquinhos says that the player is in tremendous touch and looks as fit as ever, both physically and mentally.

“The attention and pressure are inevitable, it’s always been like that since he arrived in the national team (in 2010),” Marquinhos said during their pre world cup break in Italy.

Marquinhos also said that Neymar and the team know how to deal with the immense pressure of the World Cup as they prepare to take on the centre stage. Brazil came agonisingly close to winning the cup back home in 2014 but then suffered a semi-final thrashing at the hands of eventual winners Germany. That pain is still there and the entire Brazil team will be aiming for redemption, as the PSG defender said.

Neymar has 75 goals in 121 appearances for Brazil

“Neymar is in excellent physical shape. I know how focused he is and the effort he has made to be fully prepared,” he added saying the previous results and the expectations will only motivate the players to perform at their best. Neymar has been in elite form for PSG so far, scoring 15 goals and providing 12 assists in just 19 games for the Ligue 1 outfit.

Neymar’s record in the World Cup is also decent. The crafty forward has scored 6 goals in the grandest stage of football in 10 appearances in 2014 and 2018. He has 75 goals overall for Brazil in 121 matches.

Brazil are in Group G along with Cameroon, Switzerland and Serbia and their first match is against Serbia on 25th November.