Neymar admits making Brazil’s World Cup squad is a realisation of his childhood dreams
Barcelona forward Neymar has revealed his delight at being selected in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s World Cup squad.
The 22-year-old was always going to be picked and is viewed by many as Seleção’s best hope of winning this summer’s tournament.
Predictably the former Santos striker took to social media to show his happiness at being picked this time, as he just missed out at the 2010 World Cup.
FIFA quoted Neymar, he said: "This is the realisation of a dream I have had since I was a child.
"I don't doubt this is one of the happiest days of my life. I've always been chasing my dreams and this was always one of my main ones - not just to represent my family but all of Brazil.
"I thank God for this opportunity, this gift. I am emotional, anxious, nervous, I have just been waiting for this day to arrive.”
The Barcelona forward is currently out injured but will be fully fit for the World Cup that starts in June. Neymar has struggled for form at times this season at the Camp Nou but always thrives when in Brazil colours.
Brazil will hope Neymar can produce his best form this summer and light up the World Cup like he did in the Confederations Cup last year.