Brazil captain Neymar says he could not have imagined scoring four goals in a single game for his country in his wildest dreams.
The Barcelona hitman netted all of his side’s goals as they beat Japan 4-0 in the Gillette Brasil Global Tour clash at the National Stadium in Singapore on Tuesday.
Neymar has now joined Zizinho, Ademir, Julinho, Evaristo, Zico, Careca and Romario in an elite list of those to have scored four in a single game for the Selecao.
“Just talking about it gives me goosebumps,” he said.
“The emotion I feel is huge, I’m immensely happy to have accomplished something like this. Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine doing this with the national team.”
The 22-year-old was the first player to achieve the feat since Romario grabbed four against Venezuela in 2000.
Neymar now has 40 goals in just 58 games for his country.
“I do not know how many goals I can score for Brazil,” he continued.
“I just want to help my teammates and the Brazilian national team, which is the most important thing.”
Brazil have now won all four matches since the World Cup semi-final defeat to German, keeping four clean sheets in the process under new coach Dunga.