The young Santos phenomenon confessed that even he was shocked at how he managed two fantastic strikes on Wednesday, which added to a penalty, completed a vital hat-trickSantos wonderkid Neymar could not hide his joy after a wonderful hat-trick downed Internacional in Wednesday night's Copa Libertadores clash, as he admitted that he could not score such inspired goals even in virtual reality.
The 20-year-old forward netted his first goals of the 2012 Copa in a 3-1 victory over the Colorado, which earned Santos their first points in Group 1 after opening with defeat against The Strongest.
After first converting from the penalty spot, the youngster then electrified the home crowd with two solo efforts that began near the halfway line.
His second saw him reach a top speed of 31km/h with the ball at his feet, leave five Inter players stranded and cover a total of 65 metres. Speaking after the game, Neymar admitted that he would struggle to ever match such a strike.
"I could never score a goal like that even in a video game, because you have to touch the ball so quickly," the star told TVGlobo at the final whistle.
Continuing the chat, he admitted that he still was not sure how the goals came to pass.
"I need to watch on the television to understand exactly what I did in the goals! I only know that I was running, dribbling and when I looked up, I had the goal in front of me," he explained, finishing by showering praise on Barcelona goal machine Lionel Messi.
"I am a Messi fan, I know what he achieved but I only saw one goal [of the five against Bayer Leverkusen]. I cheer him on to keep scoring goals, so that I can continue to copy him!"
Santos and Inter are now tied in second place in Group 1, behind The Strongest who have taken the maximum six points so far.