Neymar ever closer to Pelé

Thomas Siniecki, Media365: published on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 1:49 p.m.

The World Cup in Qatar will perhaps (probably?) be the scene of a major event in Brazil, if Neymar equals and then exceeds Pelé’s goalscoring record, which has held since 1971 and the legend’s international retirement.

More than two. After his penalty scored Tuesday evening against Tunisia (5-1), Neymar now has 75 goals scored in the Seleçao jersey, which brings him to two small units of Pelé, the country’s historic record holder – and fifteen goals of his teammate Lionel Messi, the best South American director of all time. He admits that the moment when he beats the king will be « special », while not failing to pay tribute to him already: « I am happy, but it is obvious that no player will be able to surpass him. » It is quite possible, therefore, that this record will fall during the World Cup, where Brazil will play at least their next three games – and probably more – against Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. Before Portugal, Uruguay, Ghana or South Korea for a potential eighth.

Thiago Silva: « He’s incredible, he’s a magician »

Thiago Silva is in awe of his leader: « He is incredible, he is a magician who scores and gives a lot of assists. Unfortunately, he had very serious injuries which did not allow him to finish the previous seasons playing as well, with a good physical preparation. But this year he prepared a lot during the holidays, I saw him in Brazil. I hope he will continue with this mentality for the World Cup. »

the person concerned, top scorer and assist in Ligue 1 (eight goals and seven assists in eight days), accompanies the wave of optimism which escorts the selection of Brazil with a view to the conquest of a possible sixth star: « We will see what we can do, but everyone short and everyone is dedicated. We are happy to make all our supporters happy. There is still a long way to go before we equal the big national teams, but it is time. We will do everything we can during this World Cup to be among the best. »

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