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“I blame myself a lot”: Tite regrets not releasing Neymar earlier against Serbia

Despite a convincing first victory over Serbia (2:0), Brazil thinks only of Neymar’s health. Indeed, facing the grouped Serbs, the Parisian playmaker was the victim of repeated tackles and even became the player with the most errors at the start of the World Cup (nine). And finally, he was injured in the 74th minute and suffered a sprained ankle, which deprives him of the match with Switzerland and possibly Cameroon. An injury that could have been avoided, according to Tite.

The Brazilian coach, who was present at Saturday’s press conference before the meeting with Nati, explained that he regrets not releasing Neymar earlier. “I didn’t know that he was injured. Especially since after the injury he participated in the game that allowed us to score a goal. This is a mistake on my part, I really blame myself, I regret it, I should have been more careful.” , he announced.The PSG player remained on the field for several more minutes after contact with Milenković.

Tite also mentioned a possible date for his master’s return to the game: “I believe that Ney and Danilo will return, this is my opinion. After all, I’m not a doctor. But medical reports give me hope for both players. We thought that Danilo’s injury was less serious, but the situation has changed. (…) All I can do is replace my players, send them to the doctor, and then return them to training. “Two players can return against Cameroon or the round of 16 if Brazil confirms their tickets.

“Neymar keeps hope”

Also present at the press conference, Marquinhos, for his part, spoke about the state of mind of the 30-year-old striker after the injury: “This is a delicate and difficult situation. We took the time to understand this trauma. She was sad, he dreams of playing in this World Cup, he had this injury, we are with him and put ourselves in his place. After the examinations, he now has to work hard, he is with a physiotherapist all the time, I hope he will recover quickly, but morally everything is in order, he is still hopeful.


Source: Le Parisien

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