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Gung-Ho For PSG! ‘Ready To Give Everything’, Says Neymar

Brazilian forward has declared himself ready to “go back and give everything” for Paris Saint-Germain following a disappointing World Cup in Russia.

Neymar scored just twice in five matches in a side that were eliminated following a 2-1 defeat to in the quarterfinals.

“Of course I have reasons to be sad because [our] dream didn’t come true,” Neymar told reporters during a 5-side charity football match on Saturday.

“Now I’ll have to wait another four years. But the world doesn’t end. I have my family, my club … I have a lot more reasons to be happy than sad. My life will continue and I’m now going to give my all for ,” he added.

The 26-year-old was widely accused of play-acting and diving during the World Cup, drawing sharp criticism from fans and inspiring a series of internet memes.

“I get criticized for everything: when I talk, when I don’t talk, but I’m getting used to it,” the former and Santos star said.

Neymar said he is looking forward to rejoining his PSG teammates, particularly French forward , whom he considers a close friend. Mbappe, 19, was named the World Cup’s best young player, scoring four goals for the Les Bleus that secured their second World Cup title by defeating 4-2 in the final.

“We tried to meet during the World Cup but that wasn’t possible,” Neymar said, “He’s a kid who I like a lot. Even though I am young, I try to pass on all of my experience to help him get better.”

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