Neymar says ‘psychologically destroyed’ by Croatia World Cup loss
Brazil’s Neymar said his team’s elimination from the 2022 World Cup following a devastating penalty shootout loss to Croatia has “psychologically destroyed” him, Qazet.az reports.
Seleçãol were knocked out on Friday by Croatia in a stunning 4-2 quarterfinal penalty showdown that left Neymar in tears.
“I am psychologically destroyed,” Neymar said in an Instagram post on Saturday. “It is definitely the defeat which has hurt me the most, which left me paralysed for 10 minutes after the match, after which I burst into tears without being able to stop.”
“It is going to hurt for a very long time, unfortunately,” he said.
His revelatory Instagram post has tallied more than 18.8 million likes and counting.