Brazil national football team’s leading striker Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) expressed surprise at the enthusiasm of Korean fans. After receiving great cheers and finishing his schedule in Korea, Neymar expressed his gratitude to his fans.
Brazil won the match 5-1 with Neymar’s multi-goal and consecutive goals from Richalisson, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus in the evaluation match against Korea at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 2nd.
Neymar scored two goals only from a penalty kick that day, and was also selected as the best player after the match.
Although it was unclear whether he would participate in team training due to an ankle injury the day before the game, Neymar was active until the middle of the second half, drawing the enthusiasm of more than 64,000 fans who visited the stadium.
He tormented the Korean defense team with a confident play that was not afraid at all even if there were defenders on the doorstep along with a quick breakthrough.
Fans welcomed Neymar’s appearance with great cheers from the moment he warmed up before the match. Even in the middle of the match, when Neymar showed a wonderful play, there was a lot of excitement.
In the 22nd minute of the second half, when Neymar was replaced by Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa), the fans who filled the Seoul World Cup Stadium gave a huge applause.
According to Reuters, Neymar expressed surprise at the reaction of Korean fans who welcomed them.
After the match, Neymar said, “I couldn’t predict such a reaction.” “I received a lot of love from Korean fans. Not only me but the whole team received a lot of support. It’s amazing.”
Neymar, who finished the game with a great win, said, “Korea played a good game, and it made it difficult for us.”
Meanwhile, the Brazilian national team will move to Japan and have an evaluation match against the Japanese soccer team in Tokyo on the 6th.