Brazil coach Tite has provided a positive update on Neymar’s fitness after he left with a worrying-looking injury in their World Cup opener against Serbia.
Two goals from Tottenham striker Richarlison gave Brazil a 2-0 win in their first outing in Qatar, but the news that Neymar had to come out and then hobble through the tunnel will have worried fans and neutrals a bit. from Brazil.
In his day, the Paris Saint-Germain attacker is one of the best talents in world football, and there is no doubt that this World Cup would be worse without him.
Tite, however, seems to think that Neymar is fine and that his World Cup is not over…
Brazil’s Tite on Neymar’s ankle injury: “Don’t worry, Neymar will play in the World Cup. He will continue to play, you can be sure of that ”. ??? #Qatar2022
Neymar did not want to comment on his conditions after the game. pic.twitter.com/vyhtiZmms9
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 24, 2022
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano in the above tweet, Tite said: “Don’t worry, Neymar will play in the World Cup. He will continue to play, you can be sure of that ”.
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Neymar will surely be key to Brazil’s hopes of winning this tournament, although it’s also fair to say that they have plenty of other important attacking options in their team.
Richarlison gave a very good account of himself with a double against Serbia, while Vinicius also had a good game, also counting on players of the stature of Raphinha, Gabriel Jesus, Antony and Gabriel Martinelli.