Neymar has refuted talk that his absence was the main reason Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup semi-final last summer.
According to SporTV in Brazil, Neymar said “I do not know if it would have been different if I had played.”
“Germany played very well. They are a great team”, he added.
“Anything can happen in this kind of meeting. I could have been on pitch and conceded 16 goals. Or lose 1-0, 5-0 or win. We do not know. The German team that day was much better than that of Brazil, unfortunately…”
Neymar is currently preparing for this weekend’s Spanish clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barca currently lead Madrid by a single point at the top of the table with 11 games remaining.
Kick-off is at 8pm on Sunday evening.