Neymar's out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra, and understandably, everyone is upset. No one more than Neymar though, who's had a tumultuous 24 hours. He was able to gather himself earlier today—through all of the emotions and clear red eye—to record a video message to his fans.
He (obviously) still thinks that Brazil will win the World Cup. (Statistically speaking, he's not wrong. Nate Silver still has Brazil as the overwhelming favorites to win it all.) The Mirror translated Neymar's message for us:
"Brazilian people - players, coaches and fans - this is a very tough moment. It's hard to express my thoughts in words," he said in an emotional video message.
"I want to tell you that I'll be back to the field as soon as possible. I would like to thank you for your support and affection expressed through the messages that have been sent to me.
"My dream has not ended yet, it was suspended due to a move, but it is still alive. I am sure my partners will make sure I can achieve my dream, which is to be a champion.
"Another dream of mine was to play on a World Cup final, but I won't be able to do it now. Although I'm sure that my partners will win and be champions along with me, and we, Brazilian people, will be celebrating this achievement.
"Thank you all!"
[via The Mirror]