Neymar is unsure if he'll play for Brazil again after the loss to Croatia



by FARUK IMAMOVIC

Neymar is unsure if he'll play for Brazil again after the loss to Croatia

After Brazil's heartbreaking penalty shootout defeat to Croatia, Neymar said he was not sure if he would play again for the national team. "Honestly, I do not know. I think talking now is bad because of the heat of the moment.

Maybe I'm not thinking straight," an emotional Neymar told reporters in Al Rayyan, Qatar. "To say that this is the end would be rushing myself, but I don't guarantee anything either. Let's see what happens going forward. "I want to take this time to think about it, think about what I want for myself.

I will not close the door to playing with Brazil, nor do I say 100% that I'll come back." Brazil coach Tite said Neymar should've taken the penalty. "He should have taken the fifth and decisive penalty. The player with the most quality and mental skills is the one to be in charge in the moment when the pressure is high," Brazil coach Tite said.

Thiago Silva and Casemiro reacted to the defeat

Casemiro said: "All defeats are painful, especially when you have a goal, a dream, you have a four-year job for that moment. But it's hard to find words. "Hard to find moments.

It's lifting your head, life goes on. We are sad, everyone in the group did their best. We get upset, mainly because of the way it was. It was in our hand, it escaped there. Hard moment. Now it's peace of mind, life that has to go on." Silva said: "It's difficult, but as much as it's sad, life needs to move on, lift your head.

I'm very proud of the boys for what we did, but unfortunately it's part of football." Silva added: "I've gone through some disappointments in my life, not only in the national team, but in my personal life as well. When we lose something important that you have as a goal, it hurts like that, it hurts a lot, but it's trying to lift your head and keep going.

"There's no other alternative. I'm a guy that every time I fell I got up, it won't be this time I'm staying here. Unfortunately, as a player I won't be able to lift this cup. Who knows later with another role."