Neymar last Tuesday reached 64 goals with the Brazil’s selection, surpassed Ronaldo as the second top scorer in history for ‘Canarinha’ and is 13 goals behind the legend of Pelé. The PSG star unseated the ‘Phenomenon’ thanks to the triplet scored against Peru in the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
After the historical fact that Neymar was the protagonist, Ronaldo, the ‘Phenomenon’, dedicated an emotional message to him on his social networks. The former Real Madrid player recognized the talent of ‘Ney’ and how difficult it is to cope with the pressure of seeing the shirt of the Brazil’s selection.
“All my respect for you, Neymar. You play a lot, you give assists, you pass, you dribble and you score. The sky is your limit. Fly, boy. What a beautiful story you are writing. A complete and increasingly mature player. Crack. I know how heavy the yellow jersey is and dealing with the pressure off the field is sometimes a bigger challenge than carrying the ball on your foot, “wrote Ronaldo on Instagram.
“Now, tell me: where do we come from, where are we going … who is going to tell us that it is impossible? Trust your instincts because the talent is yours and no one can pull you. You have many records to beat and many marks to leave. Proud to see a Brazilian at the top “, added the current president of Real Valladolid.
Unlike Ronaldo, who achieved his 62 goals in 98 games, Neymar has reached 64 annotations in 103 games played with the ‘Verde-Amarela’.
Above Neymar, there is only Pelé, who scored 77 goals in 92 games played between 1957 and 1971, time in which he won three World Cups for Canarinha.
Thus, Neymar, at 28, is 13 goals away from equaling ‘King’ Pelé, a brand that he has within reach on the way to the next World Cup in Qatar 2022.
The hat-trick against Peru also allowed the Brazilian forward to celebrate a goal with his team more than a year after his last touchdown.
He had not scored with Brazil since September 7, 2019, when he scored a goal in a friendly against Colombia that ended 2-2.
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