OL midfielder Lucas Paqueta spoke enthusiastically on Tuesday about his agreement with Neymar in the Brazilian selection, before Thursday's match against Colombia in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“We get along very well on and off the pitch as well.

He always supports me so that I can play my best football, ”said the 24-year-old during a Seleçao press briefing.

At the top in club as in selection

“Neymar is an idol for me, it's always special to play alongside him.

When I went through difficult times, he told me that I had to be patient, that I was a great player, ”he added.

Paqueta, who joined OL in September 2020 from AC Milan, also spoke of his excellent start to the season.

“The year 2021 has been wonderful for me, I am very happy with what I am going through at the moment with Lyon and in the selection.

Wearing this jersey (from Brazil) has always been a dream for me, ”summed up the young Lyonnais, author of five goals and two assists in Ligue 1 this season.

Brazil leads the South American qualifiers for the World Cup, with 31 points, ahead of Argentina (25), whom they will face away on November 16, after Thursday night's game against Colombia in Sao Paulo. .

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