Neymar hails Brazil’s ‘best performance’
Brazil’s forward Neymar (right) celebrates after scoring during a Group A football match between Cameroon and Brazil
Two-goal Neymar hailed Brazil’s 4-1 victory over Cameroon as the hosts’ “best performance yet” after a man-of-the-match display that fired his team into the last 16 on Tuesday.
“The most important thing was the team and I think this was our best performance,” said the 22-year-old after receiving his award at the National Stadium in Brasilia.
“Not because of the number of goals we scored but because of how we played, pressing our opponents in the way we wanted to. Congratulations to everyone.
“We are on the right track and are growing all the time as we get closer to making our dream come true.”
Brazil’s win saw them finish top of Group A on goal difference from Mexico and took them through to a last-16 tie against Chile on Saturday in Belo Horizonte.
“I think it will be a very difficult match. Everyone who is watching the World Cup knows that there are no weak teams in the competition,” said Neymar, who has now scored four goals in his first three World Cup matches, equalling a feat achieved by his great predecessor Pele.
“Everybody is at the same level. Football is becoming harder and harder so we will be up against very strong opposition.”