Brazil's dynamic footballer Neymar Jr. has posted an injury update on his social media platforms, claiming that he is the 'son of the god of the impossible and his faith is endless.' Notably, the PSG star had to withdraw in the 80th minute of Brazil's 2-0 victory over Serbia in their first World Cup game on Thursday.
The 30-year-old was then pictured in tears on the bench, while images of his swollen ankle started trending on the internet. Following his ankle injury, the Brazilian superstar has been ruled out of the next group two group games against Switzerland and Cameroon.
In the note, the PSG talisman talked about his difficult journey towards the top of the footballing world where he face many challenges to achieve his dreams. He then stated that he will push hard to come back for his country and finish the job.
"The pride and love I feel wearing the shirt are inexplicable. If God allowed me to choose a country to be born in, it would be Brazil. Nothing in my life was given or easy; I always had to chase after my dreams and my goals. Never wishing someone harm but helping those in need. Today has become one of the most difficult moments of my career, and again in a World Cup," wrote Neymar.
"I have an injury; yes, it is annoying, and it will hurt, but I am sure I will have a chance to come back because I'll do my best to help my country, my teammates and myself. So long wait for the enemy to take me down like this? Never! I am the son of the God of the impossible, and my faith is endless," added Neymar.
Meanwhile, Belgium playmaker Hazard demanded more protection for 'star players' after Neymark's ankle injury. "I always say if there is a foul on me, it means I have the ball, so it's a good sign. More players with the ball, like me, Neymar, and Vinicius Junior, can receive fouls.
"So, we have to deal with it. There is no problem; it's part of the game. I hope opponents can have yellow cards more often than now because they will stop the fouls. But it's part of the game; if you don't want to get fouled, don't get the ball, that's it," Hazard said.