Neymar and Son-Heung Min swapped shirts after Brazil registered a crushing 5-1 win over South Korea in a football friendly on Thursday.
Neymar posted this photo of him and Son holding each other’s shirts after the game (Neymar Instagram)
- Neymar and Son-Heung Min swapped shirts after Brazil’s 5-1 win over South Korea
- Neymar was elated with Brazil’s performance against South Korea
- Son said he hopes Brazil thrashing is learning experience for South Korea
Neymar and Son-Heung Min swapped shirts after Brazil’s 5-1 win over South Korea in a football friendly on Thursday. Both football stars held up each other’s jerseys in the changing rooms following the final whistle on Thursday.
Neymar scored a pair of penalties to move to within four goals of Pele at the top of the country’s all-time scoring list as Brazil cruised to a 5-1 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers South Korea at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Thursday.
Son said that he was hoping the 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Brazil in a friendly on Wednesday will prove a learning experience for his World Cup-bound team.
The prolific Tottenham Hotspur forward failed to find the net as five-time World Cup winners Brazil cruised to victory before more than 64,000 fans at Seoul’s World Cup stadium.
Neymar was elated with Brazil’s performance, and he also reserved special praise for the ovation they received from the South Korean crowd. Neymar said: “It was phenomenal. I didn’t expect this reaction.”
“It was an honour to be able to learn from such a world-class team,” Son told Yonhap News Agency. “It was an extremely difficult match for us, but it was also an opportunity to learn a great deal.
“They are the kind of players that can exploit even small mistakes, and we have to improve in that aspect,” he added. “Most of the five goals they scored were the results of our miscues. On the other hand, I think it was encouraging for us to create scoring chances against such a powerful team.”
South Korea also play Chile, Paraguay and Egypt this month as they prepare for their 10th successive appearance at the World Cup finals in Qatar later this year.
“It probably wasn’t the result our fans wanted, and we’re disappointed as well,” Son said. “We understand we have a long way to go. But we will do our best until the World Cup and give our fans something to smile about.”