Executioner of Neymar and Brazil in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup on Friday with Croatia (1-1, 4-2 pens), Ivan Perisic wanted to praise the classy gesture of the Paris Saint-Germain striker.
At the end of the elimination of the Seleçao, everyone saw the Auriverde in tears and completely annihilated. Despite the support of multiple teammates, who came to console him, nothing helped, the Ney continued to sob… What fewer people saw, however, is this video on which we see Leo, the young son of Perisic , heading towards the Brazilian a few minutes later on the deserted lawn of the Education City Stadium. Despite the intervention of a member of the Auriverde staff, who tried to push him away, the boy managed to be seen by the former Barcelonan.
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Although he still lay collapsed in the arms of Dani Alves, the Parisian then took it upon himself and agreed to take Leo in his arms, very happy to approach his idol. Despite his sadness at that time, Neymar even gave his young admirer a small smile. This champion behavior was praised by Perisic. “Thank you Neymar, it means a lot to him“, thanked the Tottenham winger this Sunday on Instagram.
If the Ney was so affected after this elimination it is because it was perhaps, at 30, his last opportunity to lift the World Cup. At the end of this nightmare evening, the Brazilian was indeed very vague about his future in selection. “It’s still hot, I don’t have clear ideas. To say it’s over would be to rush. But I don’t guarantee anything either“, Slipped a very affected Neymar but who has not forgotten his child’s soul.