Neymar is really missed’ – Richarlison bemoans PSG star’s absence from Brazil squad
The Everton striker discussed the mercurial winger’s absence for the Selecao’s international friendlies against Panama and the Czech Republic
Richarlison admitted Neymar will be missed by Brazil but the forward is confident he can help fill the void left by the star captain.
Neymar will miss Saturday’s international friendly against Panama and the Czech Republic fixture three days later as he recovers from a metatarsal injury suffered with Paris Saint-Germain in January.
Richarlison knows how important Neymar is to the South American giants, however, the Everton star believes his team-mates can cope.
“I think Neymar is really missed,” Richarlison told reporters. “He is a great player.
“But I’m prepared. Everyone here knows the responsibility. I think if I go to play, I’ll do my best so the national team can win the matches.
“Of course, Neymar makes difficult games easy. I guess we’ll miss him. But let’s fill his absence very well here.”
Richarlison, who scored the winner in his previous international appearance against Cameroon in November, added: “Since when I came for the first time, I came with the intention of being a top scorer and making goals in all matches.
“I’m a guy who always seeks the goal. And I was summoned just because I was scoring many goals for my club. I want to continue to score goals. I want to be a top scorer with my national team.”