Brazil and Real Madrid star Rodrygo has, on Sunday, taken to social media to send an emotional message of support to compatriot Neymar.
The Selecao, of course, were back in action this past Friday.
After making short work of South Korea en route to the World Cup’s quarter-finals, Tite’s troops were pitted against Luka Modric and Croatia, for a spot in the competition’s final-4.
In turn, upon Neymar opening the scoring at the Education City Stadium with a full 105 minutes on the clock, it looked as though the world’s highest-ranked side were bound for precisely that.
This, however, was only until Croatia levelled things up a little over ten minutes later, forcing proceedings to a penalty shootout.
And, when all was said and done, it was the Europeans who went on to hold their nerve, converting a quartet of spot-kicks to book their place in the World Cup’s semi-finals for the 2nd occasion in succession.
In the immediate aftermath of the clash, Brazil’s woes were deepened ever further, upon star attacker and talisman Neymar admitting that he has not yet come to a definitive decision on the possibility of retiring from international football.
One member of the Selecao’s camp, though, who evidently remains hopeful of Neymar returning to one day lead his nation to glory on world football’s biggest stage comes in the form of Rodrygo.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday evening, wide-man Rodrygo, who too played his part en route to Brazil’s eventual elimination, sent a personal message to his attacking partner in crime, apologising for ‘postponing your dream’:
‘Sorry for everything and for postponing your dream, too. I hope that you continue with us, so we can conquer together.’