No bad vibes.
At the moment of posting his post-victory tweet, Neymar only retained the positive of the match won by Brazil against Serbia (2-0) on Thursday.
“Difficult match, but it was important to win, wrote the Paris Saint-Germain player on his social networks.
Congratulations to the team, first step taken... There are 6 left.”
Jogo difficult, mas era important ganhar.
Parabéns team, primeiro passo dado…
Faltam 6 💙💚💛🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/vNQXljRz3e
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) November 25, 2022
As expected, the playmaker of the Seleçao sees far in this World Cup.
However, his right ankle may slow him down somewhat on the royal road to the title.
In the 67th minute, under the weight of defender Milenkovic's tackle, his ankle spun.
The images do not deceive anyone and it was with a very swollen ankle that he returned to the locker room.
Doctor's opinion: sprain.
However, Tite, the coach of Brazil, was optimistic for the future.
“Despite the pain, he stayed on the pitch for 11 minutes.
It's remarkable (…) We are confident that Neymar will continue to play in the World Cup, ”said the 61-year-old coach.
Same state of mind with ex-Lyonnais Lucas Paqueta: “We'll see.
He felt a little something.
I think he's fine.
The doctor clarified that he had not “yet had time to do a more complete assessment” but that “the ankle has already swollen a little”.
He will now watch the evolution of the injury: “It is important to wait for the first 24 hours.
It is now a question of showing "calm and a little patience".
Neymar will indeed have to be patient.
His participation in Brazil's next match against Switzerland, winner of Cameroon (1-0), next Monday, is already compromised.