Brazilian soccer player Neymar burst into tears when he left the field due to a left knee injury at the end of the first half of Brazil’s 2-0 World Cup qualifier loss to Uruguay. With this injury, his participation in the AFC Champions League match against Mumbai City FC is now uncertain.
Earlier in August, Mumbai City FC captain Rahul Bekh said he was looking forward to facing Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in the AFC Champions League and said he would not be bothered by the prospect of facing the likes of Neymar.
The Islanders will have a tough job when they face Al Hilal because the Saudi team has been significantly strengthened in the transfer market thanks to the additions of players such as Neymar, Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Malcom.
But Becky said: “Our players were excited as if they wanted to face any of these (Saudi) teams.” Some of them are big Ronaldo fans, so they wanted the victory to be there. The others were like all of us, excited if we could beat one of the teams and then get Al Hilal. So we are looking forward to playing with them,” Indiansuperleague.com reported during a press conference as reported that I. “I’m very excited. So whenever we play against them. If I play that game, I will make sure that my best is to prevent him (Neymar) from playing well. This is the best and all I can do for the team,” he added.
(With inputs from AP, ANI)
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Updated: October 18, 2023, 02:38 PM IST