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Tottenham striker Richarlison: Brazil need Neymar back

Tottenham striker Richarlison says Brazil's players are desperate for Neymar to get back on the pitch.

Neymar is battling to make the World Cup round of 16 due to an ankle injury.

"He's someone I admire a lot, a real idol for me. On the pitch, it's wonderful to play with him because he's always there to put us in a clear goal situation," Richarlison said. "I admire him so much. Whether you like it or not, Neymar is an ace, a standout player, so we do everything to make him feel good."

When Neymar was forced off injured in the opening group stage match, Richarlison went to check on his team-mate in the team hotel later that evening.

When asked what he said to Neymar, he said: “I told him to put a lot of ice on it, to recover as quickly as possible - I think that's the most important thing. When I get to the hotel I am going to go and see how he is doing."



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