Tite: I bear part of the responsibility for Neymar’s injury

Berlin: Brazil coach Tite admitted he made a mistake due to the lack of certainty at the start that his team’s star player, Neymar, injured his ankle during the match against Serbia in the World Cup in Qatar. Neymar left the field in the 80th minute of the match in which the samba team defeated Serbia with two unanswered goals last Thursday, after which it became clear that he was suffering from a ligament injury in his right ankle. Tite said in the press conference for the match against Switzerland that he could have faced Neymar better. He added: “I made a mistake, I didn’t notice the matter and I want to publicly admit that he.. He was injured, I didn’t see that he was suffering from an injury, we didn’t get that information.” “He tried to continue playing until he told us the condition of his ankle, why in at that moment he had the ability to try to press with the team, he contributed to the goals” confirmed Tite. Tite continued by saying: “I didn’t see that he was injured, there were 10 minutes left and it was not intentional, but accidental”. Tite remained confident in the return of Neymar and Danilo before the end of the samba campaign at the World Cup in Qatar, noting: “That’s my opinion … From a medical point of view, I’m not in able to speak, but I have the medical reports”. He explained: “I can say that it is not only Neymar but also Danilo, both have changed their situation, but we are confident in their ability to play”. (dpa)