Neymar believes the best is yet to come from Brazil
Neymar believes the 2-2 draw against Brazil doesn’t truly reflect the potential of Brazil. The Brazilian football prodigy insists his side showed many positive signs for a brighter future on Sunday night. The Barcelona-bound forward claims Brazil “can only get better” from here onwards.
Fred drew first blood in the game, following a rebound from the woodwork. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came up with a superb strike to draw the game at 1-1 before Wayne Rooney’s deflected shot gave England the lead. The Three Lions looked set for a memorable victory, but Paulinho scored on a volley to become the hero of the night.
Interestingly, the Selecao have won only one of their last six games. Brazil’s coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is under a lot of pressure of coming up with a winning team before the Confederations Cup starts this month.
Brazil will have to redeem themselves in a friendly against France next weekend before going against the Asian champions Japan in the Confederations Cup. Neymar believes his side will soon become an unstoppable force.
“It was a good match in terms of what we did on the pitch and the opportunities we created,” Neymar said. “Unfortunately, we didn't score during the first half spell of pressure. But now we can only get better, we will improve further.
“Every player in the squad has the quality to make important contributions for the team. Of course, I will be happier if I can get more touches on the ball, but as a team we are getting better.
“We are getting to know each other, understanding how the other players move on the pitch and the positions they take up. During the first half you all saw the amount of movement and the one-twos we displayed. We will get better.
Upon being questioned whether Brazil underperformed against England, Luiz Felipe Scolari pointed out that Roy Hodgson had a really strong squad.
“We were exceptional in the first half in terms of positioning, but in the second-half we did the one thing that I do not like - we gave them too much space,” Luiz Felipe Scolari said. “We allowed England to dominate, play their game and to score goals.
“The fans expected us to win. They wanted goals, they wanted this, they wanted that, but they do not realize how hard it is to play against England. They have many experienced players and they are already a complete team.”