Neymar Is The New Captain Of Brazil Football Team

| September 8 , 2018 , 16:34 IST

Paris Saint-Germain star forward Neymar Jr. on Friday had been named as full-time captain by the Brazilian national football team head coach Tite. The decision came right ahead of Friday night's friendly match against the United States in New Jersey.

According to reports in media this is not the very 1st time that Neymar had been handed over the captaincy, he previously had also served as Brazil's captain at the 2016 Rio Olympics but relinquished that responsibility after the squad won the goal medal.

It is learnt that over the last 2 years, more than a dozen players have worn the captain's armband, with Thiago Silva, Miranda and Marcelo shared the responsiblity during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Speaking to media Neymar Jr. said, “It's a great honor to be named captain, and I'll do everything to fulfill that duty and help the team win.”

Star forward player further added, “It's difficult for someone else to know all that I went through, not only during the (Olympic) Games but all these years.”

The Brazilian player also revealed that, “I was the target of a lot of criticism, and I didn't feel well, When I'm not feeling well, it's better to keep quiet. It's better to do my talking on the field. I decided to accept being captain because I've learned a lot of things and I'll keep learning lots more. This responsibility will be really good for me.”

The coach Tite over Neymar's full-time appointment said that “time passes and people grow and mature.”

“All the time we've been with Neymar we've faced important situations," the coach said. "He's ready to take this next step.”