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A Real Madrid crack will replace Neymar
Published on March 24, 2023 at 00:45
Again injured in his right ankle, Neymar was forced to end his season with PSG, but also the Brazilian selection. The 31-year-old striker is therefore forfeited for the match against Morocco this Saturday, the opportunity for the Seleção to have a new number 10 in its ranks. A choice certainly validated by the PSG star.
Withdrawn until the end of the season after his right ankle injury which occurred on February 19 during the match between PSG and the LOSCNeymar will not take part in the next meetings of the Selectionparticularly in the face of Morocco this Saturday. For his attack, the interim coach Ramon Menezes bet on sure values like Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid) or even richarlison (Tottenham), but also young shoots like Vitor Roque (Athletico Paranaense).
Rodrygo Goes recovers the 10
On his side, Rodrygo Goes will also be there to face the Moroccoand the striker Real Madrid will even have the heavy responsibility of wearing the mythical number 10 of the Selection according Relief. The 22-year-old wore the 21 until now and therefore inherits the 10 in the absence of Neymar.
When Neymar appointed Rodrygo as his successor
A choice which is not so surprising, and which has even been validated by Neymar many months ago. Last summer, Rodrygo Goes revealed a discussion he had with the star of the PSG before the World Cup in Qatar: “Ney said to me: ‘I’m leaving the national team, number 10 is yours.’ I didn’t even know what to say to him. I was embarrassed, laughed and couldn’t express myself properly. I stuttered with emotion. Then I told him that he had to play for the national team a bit longer, that I had no intention of inheriting number 10 now. How did he react? He just burst out laughing “, confided the player of the Real Madrid. A 31 ans, Neymar had hinted in the past that he was thinking of retiring from international football, although this is not on the agenda now.