By Chris Wright
Like the global manufactured, packaged, anime, Youtube sensation football pop-star he has become, Neymar has addressed his legions of fans (the Neymarzetes) as well as the wider Brazilian populace through tear-stained eyes to thank them for their support following his World Cup-ending injury – assuring them all that his dream is not over, it’s just been temporarily interrupted.
The translation is below…
“Brazilian people, players, coaches and fans, this is a very tough moment. It’s hard to express my thoughts in words.
“I want to tell you that I’ll be back on the field as soon as possible. I would like to thank you for your support and affection expressed through the messages that have been sent to me.
“My dream is not over yet, it was interrupted due to a move but it is still alive. I am sure my team mates will make sure I can achieve my dream which is to be champion.
“Another dream of mine was to play on a World Cup Final but I won’t be able to do it now – although I’m sure that my team mates will win and be champions along with me and we Brazilian people will be celebrating this achievement.
“Thank you all, hugs.”
So says the Justin Bieber of world football.