Neymar has revealed his readiness to face Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez when he Captain’s Brazil against Uruguay in today’s World qualifier.
The 24-year-old is having a brilliant season so far at club level alongside the former Liverpool star and Argentine’s Lionel Messi but the prospect of facing Suarez at international level has filled the Brazilian with delight.
“We were talking by message we would miss each other during the pre-match,” Neymar told a news conference.
“We would always be together. We have a great friendship along with [Lionel] Messi.
“Besides the good relationship on the field, we also have a relationship off the field and this I think is the most important.
“And on the field the things flow, because one always wants to help other, always wants the other to score and it’s beautiful for our team.”
Brazil have won two of their opening four qualifiers and Neymar is hopeful of victory, against Uruguay in Recife.
“I think it will be a great game, an amazing show for those who enjoy to watch football,” he said.
“And I will face my friend Suarez, who is a great player. I hope to win.”
Neymar missed the previous qualifier for Brazil due to injury while Suarez has just returned from international ban.