VIENA. – Brazil striker Neymar says the five-time champions are dreaming of yet another World Cup soccer success in Russia.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward struck his 55th international goal to go level with Romario and sit joint-third in Brazil’s all-time scoring charts during their 3-0 win over Austria on Sunday.
Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho also netted in a comfortable victory ahead of Brazil’s opening World Cup game against Switzerland next Sunday.
“You have to trust, you dream,” Neymar said. “You can talk, you’re Brazilian and you can dream; we’re dreaming more and more. Dreaming is not forbidden.” Manchester City striker Jesus is also confident that Tite’s side are ready for the tournament.
“All the games before the World Cup were important to reach this level of performance,” Jesus, who now has 10 international goals, told the Brazilian FA.
“Austria had quality and we knew it would not be easy. We managed to play, involve their team and make another big game. The group went very well.” Brazil had spent 10 days preparing at Tottenham’s training ground and beat Croatia 2-0 in Liverpool last week before Sunday’s victory.
“The game was important to us. It was the last game of preparation before the World Cup. We deserved the victory, we played very well,” added Barcelona forward Coutinho, also speaking to the Brazilian FA. – Sky Sports.