Brazil national football squad and FC Barcelona (Spain) striker Neymar has informed that he is not angry at Colombia international and S.S.C. Napoli (Italy) defender Juan Camilo Zúñiga.
Neymar had suffered a fractured vertebra in the challenge by Zúñiga during the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal between Colombia and the host nation, Brazil.
“Another two centimeters, and I could have been on a wheelchair now. But I have no hatred towards Zúñiga. He has already called me saying that didn’t want to hurt me and that he is very sorry for what happened.
“As for the [Brazil national team’s 1-7] defeat by the Germans [in the semifinal], if my teammates are unable to explain it, who am I to do such a thing? We started this tournament altogether, and we’ll finish it together. I’m with the team; it’s a part of football,” L’Équipe magazine of France quoted Neymar as saying.