Pele Sends Neymar A Message
Brazil legend Pele has sent Neymar a message after the latter closed in on his Brazil all-time record.
Neymar has now scored 68 goals 107 appearances the the Selecao, just nine less than Pele.
He netted in his last five matches for Brazil, including the two first games at the Copa America, inspiring Pele to send him a message via Instagram.
“Every time I see this boy, he is smiling. It’s impossible not to smile back. It is contagious,” he wrote.
“I, like all Brazilians, am always happy when I see him playing soccer.
“Today, he took another step towards my goalscoring record for the Seleção. And I’m rooting for him to get there, with the same joy I’ve had since I saw him play for the first time.”
Brazil kicked off their Copa America with a 3-0 win over Venezuela and a 4-0 over Peru.