“I hope to overcome him,” Neymar replied in a press conference before the friendly match between Brazil and Tunisia at dawn on September 28 (Hanoi time). “I will talk to my teammates about it, that they help me to score in the end I can surpass the record (Pele’s – PV).“
Pele scored 77 goals in 92 appearances for Brazil, holding the record for the most goals scored in the “Selecao” shirt. However, the achievement of the “King of Football” is likely to be overturned by Neymar. The striker born in 1992 has 74 goals in 120 appearances.
With Neymar in high form since the beginning of the season, Brazilian football is about to witness a new record holder. Neymar did not score in Brazil’s 3-0 victory over Ghana in a friendly match on the morning of September 24 (Hanoi time). The 30-year-old striker only scored twice to assist Richarlison. However, if the PSG star continues to play well at the 2022 World Cup in November, he can surpass Pele.
The PSG star has scored 11 goals and has 10 assists in 12 games in all competitions since the start of the season. The confrontation with Tunisia at dawn on September 28 (Hanoi time) is another opportunity for Neymar to improve his scoring record for the national team. Neymar’s statement shows that the rest of the Brazilian team promises to create the maximum conditions for him to score.
If he surpasses Pele’s record, Neymar will join the ranks of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Luis Suarez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, their international goalscoring records.
Hong An – Zing.vn | 22:00 September 27, 2022