Brazil legend Kaka has feels that Neymar did not impress earlier than he acquired injured of their World Cup opener in opposition to Serbia. Kaka additionally instructed that Neymar’s ankle damage may additionally hurt Brazil’s probabilities of lifting the World Cup in Qatar.
“I hope Neymar can recuperate for the subsequent sport as a result of it is extremely essential for him and his popularity to win a World Cup,” Kaka was quoted as saying by Every day Mirror.
“I hope he can recuperate for the subsequent sport and be prepared. This event is the one that offers him a platform to shine – and in opposition to Serbia he actually didn’t shine earlier than he was injured.
“The one optimistic is that when he went off the pitch, Brazil performed an excellent sport.
“It didn’t seem like a critical damage at first. However what worries me is that Neymar all the time desires to play even when he’s damage.
“This time he didn’t. He needed to return off. For me, that may be very unusual and it might be an issue for Brazil for the remainder of the event,” he added.
Neymar sprained his ankle within the second half of a bruising match in opposition to Serbia on Thursday. He was in tears whereas sitting on the bench with ice round his ankle and limped off the sphere on his method to the locker room.
He’ll miss Brazil’s second World Cup match however will stay with the squad present process therapy for his ankle damage, the staff physician stated on Friday.
Neymar was substituted within the 79th minute, about 10 minutes after hurting his ankle whereas being tackled by Serbia defender Nikola Milenković.
Neymar had already been tackled many occasions earlier than in the course of the match, and was seen grimacing and limping just a few different events. He was fouled 9 occasions, probably the most of all World Cup gamers after the primary spherical of matches within the group stage.