Neymar hails ‘best’ Brazil performance
Brazil striker Neymar has described Monday’s 4-1 victory over Cameroon as their best performance so far at the World Cup as they booked their place in the second round, Sky Sports has reported.
Despite a promising start by the already eliminated African side, Neymar gave Brazil the lead when he guided home a shot from a low cross. Joel Matip levelled for Cameroon from close range, only for the Barcelona star to restore the hosts’ advantage before half time with a shot from the edge of the penalty area.
Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men added further goals in the second half through Fred’s simple finish and Fernandinho’s effort, as he capitalised on a mistake by Stephane Mbia. The result booked Brazil a meeting with South American rivals Chile in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.
And after the game, Neymar said: "If I am not mistaken, this was our best game, everyone deserves to be praised for working hard until the end I think. The responsibility I have on the pitch is to help my team-mates, create chances and help marking too, everyone has this mission.
"Nobody is more important than anyone - everyone is important. We deserved this score and we are more confident to face Chile."
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